August 6, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - An Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 soldiers at this base was confronted by one of his victims who testified that he played dead during the deadly shooting rampage. Retired Army Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford testified Tuesday during the opening of the military trial for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, attack. If convicted, Hasan could face the death penalty or life in prison.
June 10, 1985 |
After a breathless first act, the search for Josef Mengele, the death camp doctor of Auschwitz, now becomes a drama of patient police and scientific detection in which Brazilian national honor confronts international incredulity. "It doesn't matter if he lived here (as sworn statements from two families attest). What is important is whether it was Mengele in the coffin," said Neal Sher, a U.S. Justice Department official here to offer American assistance to the Brazilian investigation.
March 3, 1989 |
Nearly four years after remains unearthed from a Brazilian cemetery were identified as those of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious Auschwitz death camp doctor, the U.S. government refuses to close its books and make public its final report on the case. The Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations has rejected requests by a Holocaust survivors group and by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles to release the lengthy report under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
February 12, 1985
A federal magistrate in Los Angeles delayed the scheduled start of an extradition hearing for Andrija Artukovic, 85, wanted by Yugoslavia on murder charges in connection with the slaughter of more than 700,000 Serbs, Jews and Gypsies in Croatia during World War II. U.S. Magistrate Volney V. Brown Jr. reset the scheduled start of the hearing to Feb.
February 11, 1995 |
Eli Rosenbaum, a career federal attorney, was named director on Friday of the Justice Department's section for hunting Nazi war criminals in this country. A 39-year-old native of New York, Rosenbaum has been acting director of the Office of Special Investigations in the department's criminal division since March, 1994. He replaces Neal M. Sher, who left last March to become executive director of the American-Israel Political Affairs Committee.
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February 17, 1985 |
A retired Cleveland auto mechanic who is accused of being a sadistic Nazi guard known as "Ivan the Terrible" in a Polish death camp has lost an appeal to remain in the United States. The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals last week rejected the appeal by John Demjanjuk, who has been fighting deportation to the Soviet Union. "The board dismissed the respondent's appeal . . . and found him deportable," said David Holmes, chief attorney examiner for the board.