September 17, 1989 |
Israel's High Court of Justice has agreed to postpone for a third time the appeal of Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman has announced. Demjanjuk, a retired U.S. auto worker, was convicted April 13, 1988, of being the sadistic guard "Ivan the Terrible," who helped kill thousands of Jews at the Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
August 23, 1987 |
A witness who tried to kill herself after retracting defense testimony at the trial of alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk left to return to the United States on Saturday. Swedish-born psychologist Anita Pritchard, from Houston, was hospitalized Wednesday after taking an overdose of aspirin and slashing a wrist. Demjanjuk is accused of being a sadistic guard, nicknamed "Ivan the Terrible," who killed hundreds of thousands of Jews at the Treblinka death camp.
September 3, 1993 |
An Israeli judge ordered another delay in the deportation of former Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk, pending a ruling on appeals by Holocaust survivors and Nazi hunters who demand a new war crimes trial. The ruling marked the fifth time that Demjanjuk's Aug. 1 deportation order has been delayed. In July, Demjanjuk's 1988 conviction and death sentence as "Ivan the Terrible" of the Treblinka death camp was overturned.
May 8, 1990 |
After months of delays, the Israeli Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio auto worker sentenced to death for Nazi war crimes. Demjanjuk, 70, was convicted of being "Ivan the Terrible," a sadistic guard who killed thousands of Jews at the Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He says it is a case of mistaken identity.
March 5, 1987 |
An investigator testified today that John Demjanjuk insisted he wouldn't be at fault even if he had been "Ivan the Terrible" because the Nazi death camp guard was just a POW following instructions. Survivors of the Treblinka camp in Nazi-occupied Poland have testified that Ivan beat and stabbed inmates, sliced off pieces of their flesh and gouged out eyes before shoving them into the death chambers and turning on the gas.
June 6, 1992 |
A federal appeals court on Friday reopened the case of John Demjanjuk, saying the U.S. government may have erred in ordering him extradited to Israel to face charges that he was a Nazi death camp guard. The 72-year-old former auto worker, identified by several survivors of the Treblinka death camp as a notorious guard nicknamed "Ivan the Terrible," has been sentenced to hang in Israel. Chief Judge Gilbert Merritt of the U.S.
February 18, 1987 |
A Holocaust expert, testifying Tuesday at the war crimes trial of retired U.S. auto worker John Demjanjuk, said he has found no evidence to support rumors that a Nazi guard known as "Ivan the Terrible" was killed in a 1943 uprising by inmates of the Treblinka death camp. Israel contends that Demjanjuk was "Ivan the Terrible." The Ukrainian-born former resident of Cleveland, Ohio, insists he is a victim of mistaken identity.
February 26, 1987 |
A Holocaust victim today heatedly denied reports that he once said "Ivan the Terrible," the man Israel contends is war criminal John Demjanjuk, was killed in a revolt at the Treblinka death camp in 1943. Eliyahu Rosenberg, who testified Wednesday that he is sure that Demjanjuk was death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible," told a crowded courtroom, "It is not true that I said Ivan is dead."