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March 18, 2012

Demjanjuk “died guilty” says Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:19 am

According to an article in a German newspaper which you can read in full here, Efraim Zuroff said this about the death of John Demjanjuk: “Demjanjuk died guilty of his service in the Sobibor death camp….”

Demjanjuk was found guilty, by a German court, of serving as a guard at Sobibor, but at the time of his death, he was awaiting trial for the appeal of his conviction because Demjanjuk maintained until his dying day that he did not serve as a guard at Sobibor.

The article in the German newspaper begins with this quote:

Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk died guilty of helping to mass murder innocent Jews, the Israel director of the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre said on Sunday.

In a statement issued a day after the police announced Demjanjuk’s death, the centre said it believed there was “never any doubt” that the Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk helped implemented the Nazis’ “Final Solution.”

“Demjanjuk died guilty of his service in the Sobibor death camp and that is how he should be remembered,” the centre’s Israel director Efraim Zuroff said.

“Not as a person falsely accused, but as an individual who volunteered to serve in the SS, and who at the height of his physical powers spent months helping to mass murder innocent Jews deported to that death camp.”

Demjanjuk was sentenced by a Munich court in May to five years in prison after being found guilty of more than 27,000 counts of accessory to murder from the six-month period when he was a guard in Poland at the Sobibor camp in 1943.

A judge ordered him released pending an appeal, saying Demjanjuk was no longer a threat and was unlikely to abscond, being stateless, after the United States revoked his citizenship.

I googled Efraim Zuroff and found this information here:

Efraim Zuroff’s great-uncle was kidnapped in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 13, 1941, by a gang of Lithuanians “roaming the streets of the city looking for Jews with beards to arrest.”

“He was taken to Lukiskis Prison — to this day the main jail in the city — and was murdered shortly thereafter,” says Zuroff. So were his wife and two boys.

Born seven years later in Brooklyn, New York, Zuroff was named for his great-uncle and grew up questioning his American-born parents about the Holocaust.

So Zuroff’s great-uncle was killed by Lithuanians who hated Jews.  Demjanjuk was a Ukrainian who was captured by the Germans in World War II and was given the option to defect to the German side.  Zuroff should be concentrating on why everyone in Europe hated the Jews and wanted them out. He should be questioning why so many Soviet soldiers defected, after they were captured, and then fought for the Germans. Instead, Zuroff is consumed by hatred of the goyim and is voicing his hatred of a dead man who was persecuted for half his life.

It is important to note that Demjanjuk was not convicted of murdering anyone, nor of being an accessory to murder.  He was convicted of being a guard in a camp that may or may not have been a “death camp.”  It was assumed by the German court, without any proof being offered, that Sobibor was a “death camp” where an unknown number of Jews were allegedly killed.  Demjanjuk was found guilty by association because he was allegedly a  guard at Sobibor.

This news story written on Nov. 23, 2009, about the Demjanjuk trial tells about how the trial was based on testimony from the dead:

Munich prosecutors who built the case against former death camp guard Mr Demjanjuk, 89, put 23 witnesses on their list, some of them from Russia and Ukraine.

But all members of the list are dead. It means that Demjanjuk, charged with assisting in 27,900 murders during his time as an SS guard at the extermination camp of Sobibor in occupied Poland, will be judged on records such as his identity card and on the statements of the dead.

His lawyer Guenther Maull said the defence (sic) would contest the witness statements may have been made under pressure from Soviet KGB interrogators. “The men were questioned 30 years ago at least in part in the Soviet Union and possibly under pressure,” he said. “Whether their statements have any value as evidence is questionable.”


  1. I hate comments like “he was allegedly this or that” and all of his apologists should simply go to hell…doubt if just not one of you degenerates could ever look into the face of a man, woman or child where they were about to be murdered by filthy Nazi scum like this evil man?

    Bob, Hove

    Comment by bob pendlebury — May 19, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

  2. Before John Demjanjuk there was Archbishop Viorel Trifa. Two books were written about the conspiracy to denaturalize him. He died in exile in Lisbon before Isreal could extradite him for the same sort of show trial(s) they put Demjanjuk through. The books about the Trifa case were written by his defense lawyers Gerald Bobango and George E. Woods. Of course, these are hard to find now. George E. Wood’s book The Undoing; A Romanian American Odyssey exists only as a manuscript, but it can be ordered from him by writing to The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan-George E. Woods, District Judge- 277 U.S. Courthouse, Detroit, Michigan, 48226. Gerald Bobango’s book entitled Religion and Politics: Bishop Valerian Trifa and His Times may still be available here: although it is not listed at the on-line bookstore. A phone call is required. These two books are invaluable for learning about the beginnings of the U.S. Justice Department’s OSI Jewish “nazi hunters” and how use guile, media and taxpayer’s money to avenge the Holocaust and keep it current.

    Comment by who+dares+wings — March 20, 2012 @ 11:16 am

  3. John Demjanjuk’s tribulations are not over yet.

    Comment by Eager for Answers — March 20, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    • John Demjanjuk’s appeal trial should take place, even though he is deceased. If he had lived, he would have been found not guilty in the appeal case. He was convicted on the “common plan” or “common design” ex-post-facto law. This set a precedent which should be stopped immediately before any more people from World War II are brought into court on a stretcher and persecuted. (No, I did not misspell prosecuted.) I meant to say “persecuted.” That is what happened to Demjanjuk for 30 years. If he is buried in Cleveland, his grave will become a shrine to everyone who believes in justice.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 20, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    • John died a free man. He was never quilty to begin with. Out of control arrogant narcissists like Efraim Zuroff, Eli Rosenbaum and David Leopold (among many others) spent too much time and money on the bogus case against this man. Their reputations were at stake. They had to try and find something…even the thinnest shred of evidence against this man. This case will be studied for years as the miscarriage of justice that it is. Students of jurisprudence will wonder how this circus could have been allowed to go on for so long and they will realize the overreach that occurred under the false pretext of justice, by the dubious accusers

      Comment by RC Banner — March 26, 2012 @ 5:33 am

      • Unfortunately, Demjanjuk was convicted under the ex-post-facto theory of co-responsibility or “common design” theory of guilt, which was dreamed up by the Allies after the war. This sets a legal precedent in German courts, so that anyone still alive, who had anything to do with a concentration camp during World War II, can be put on trial and automatically convicted because there is no defense against this charge. We will see more 90-year-old men, being hauled into court on a stretcher, in the future and convicted of “war crimes” in Germany.

        In Demjanjuk’s trial, testimony from the dead was heard. I expect that there will be future trials of dead people from World War II in Germany, now that a precedent has been made for testimony from dead people.

        Comment by furtherglory — March 26, 2012 @ 7:59 am

  4. This is the interview with Joram Sheftel former Israel defender of John Demjanjuk. (And the story of the other defender, Dov Eitan “suicide” from the 15th floor of the Hotel Eilon in Jerusalem). (Click first part and then “conclusion” for the second part).

    Comment by mincuo — March 19, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    • Thank you for providing this link. I read it and was shocked.

      Your comment was classified as spam by WordPress and it was held, pending my approval. I always read every comment, even the comments that are classified as spam because sometimes it is not spam. Sorry that your comment had to wait for my approval before it went up.

      P.S. I have written a new blog post about the interview to which you linked.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 20, 2012 @ 6:23 am

  5. More informative links about Mr. Sher and The Holocaust Industry:

    Neal Sher Attorney at Law (but he was disbarred!)

    Megadealer Guy Wildenstein Formally Charged With Harboring Stolen Artworks and Nazi Loot:

    The Evilest Art Dealers in the World?: A Digest of the Wildenstein Allegations:

    Comment by who+dares+wings — March 19, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

  6. “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is an ass.” – Dickens Oliver Twist

    Attorney Neal Sher first went after Demjanjuk. He was eventually disbarred over an OSI (U.S. Justice Dept. Office of Special Investigations) embezzlement charge. But he’s back in business again chasing “Hate” ambulances. He a goto guy for art law, now, in case you have a dead or distaff Jewish relative who unloaded their art collection on the way out of pre-war Europe and you want to sue the pants off the people or institutions who came into possession of it.

    Neal Sher then:;_Neal_Sher_and_the_OSI.html
    Neal Sher now:

    Comment by who+dares+wings — March 19, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    • Thanks a million for these two links. I learned a lot from these two articles.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 19, 2012 @ 9:21 am

  7. Not only died he guilty, but he escaped justice as well.

    Comment by Eager for Answers — March 19, 2012 @ 2:46 am

  8. Out of the Six Million, no victim named Zuroff on the Yad Vashem database.

    No submitter going by that name, either.

    Comment by Eager for Answers — March 19, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    • Maybe his great-uncle’s name is not in the database because he was killed by Lithuanian civilians before the Germans got there. The Holocaust was the killing of the Jews by the Germans.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 19, 2012 @ 7:30 am

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