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Demjanjuk has over stayed his welcome
April 15, 2009 - Jody Murphy
Is anyone else fed up with the saga of John Demjanjuk?
Demjanjuk is a retired auto worker who is widely suspected of being a Nazi who particpated in killings at a concentration camp in Poland during WWII.
Demjanjuk, a Ukranian, maintains he served in the Soviet Army and was held as a POW by the Germans. But there is no record of that, other than his claims.
Demjanjuk managed to get into America after the war and lead a normal life as a factory worker, while raising a family. Things started to unravel in 1977 when the Justice Department learned he lied about his involvment with the Nazis.
Almost 30 years later this sick old man is still living here.
It is pretty clear he had a role as a Nazi in the concentration camps. Yet, we continue to protect him. Continue to allow him to live free within our country.
Demjanjuk suffers from a number of ailments and his son and lawyers argue he is now too sick to be extradicted and the burden of traveling to Germany for a trial would be tatamount to torture.
Sorry, if I am less than sympathietic to this sick old man's plight.
Demjanjuk should have been kicked out of the country 25 years ago.
He should not be allowed to continue to avoid justice because of lengthy legal appeals, sympathic appeals court judges, and ill health.
Try feeding that line to Holocaust survivors, who recieved far less sympathic treatment.
Demjanjuk has attemtped to avoid facing justice for more than 20 years. In alllllllllll that time - dating back to post-WW II - he has lived a modest, comfortable American life. That's a hell of a lot more than millions of Jews ever got at the hands of the Nazi bastards.
The governmental powers that be need to do something they should have done 25 years earlier - rid themselves, and us, of the stain of John Demjanjuk.
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