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Demjanjuk to be buried in the United States

JTA March 22, 2012

Convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk will be buried near his home in suburban Cleveland. A German funeral home reportedly said the body of Demjanjuk, who died on March 17, will travel to Cleveland next week. The U.S. consulate in Munich confirmed...

John Demjanjuk in Israels Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Demjanjuk was accused of concealing a past as a Nazi concentration camp guard. File photo: Flash 90

John Demjanjuk, convicted of war crimes in Germany, dies stateless and in limbo

By Marcy Oster, JTA March 19, 2012

JERUSALEM—Though the death last weekend of John Demjanjuk brought a close to the seemingly never-ending quest for justice in the case of a man long accused of being a Nazi war criminal, it also brought a premature end to the legal battle over his legacy.Though...

John Demjanjuk dies

JTA March 17, 2012

John Demjanjuk, the Cleveland auto worker convicted as a death camp guard, died in a German nursing home. Demjanjuk, 91, died Saturday at an old-age home in southern Germany, where he was free while he appealed his conviction last year in the murder of...

John Demjanjuk is wheeled into a Munich courtroom on Nov. 30, 2009 for the first day of his trial. The photo was taken by Sobibor death camp survivor Thomas Blatt.

Demjanjuk seeks German gov’t funding to sue tabloid

JTA January 23, 2012

Convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk has asked Germany to provide funds for his lawsuit against the online edition of the German tabloid newspaper Bild. Demjanjuk wants some $33,000 to sue the news organization for its allegedly “derogatory...

John Demjanjuk in Israels Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Demjanjuk was accused of concealing a past as a Nazi concentration camp guard. File photo: Flash 90

Genocide criminals faced justice in 2011

By Eric Mink, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

It was a good year for genocide. Or, more precisely, 2011 was a good year for pursuing, prosecuting and punishing mass murderers, torturers, sadists, rapists and exterminators-and the ideologues, strategists and functionaries who enable the dirty work...

John Demjanjuk is wheeled into a Munich courtroom on Nov. 30, 2009 for the first day of his trial. The photo was taken by Sobibor death camp survivor Thomas Blatt.

Demjanjuk conviction hailed as long-awaited victory for justice

By Toby Axelrod, JTA, BERLIN May 18, 2011

The guilty verdict pronounced May 12 against John Demjanjuk in a Munich courtroom was a long time coming.Following a trial that lasted a year and a half-capping more than three decades of legal drama-the 91-year-old former Ohio autoworker is now officially...

John Demjanjuk found guilty of war crimes

JTA REPORT May 12, 2011

BERLIN — A Munich court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of war crimes, and sentenced the 91-year-old former autoworker to five years in prison. Thursday's verdict came after 93 court days, including deeply affecting testimony from Dutch survivors and...

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