Kyiv Post | 22Feb2011 | John Demjanjuk
Statement of Ukrainian-born John
Demjanjuk in Germany
Editor's Note: The
following is a statement released by Ukrainian-born
John Demjanjuk, who is undergoing trial in Germany, where he is charged
with World War Il crimes. See this Associated
Press story and this
story for more details.
As a child, Stalin condemned me to die through Holodomor, the forced
famine. As a Soviet Ukrainian POW of the Germans, they tried to kill me
through starvation and slave labor. The USA and Israel fraudulently
accused me of being Ivan the Terrible. As a result, I spent 8.5 years
in prison and 5 years in the death cell. Though innocent, on each of
those 1,800 days in a death cell, I feared I was going to die due to
the reckless fraud and political motives of corrupt prosecutors and
judges who were not seeking justice.
Now, nearing the end of my life, Germany, the nation which murdered
with merciless cruelty millions of innocent people, attempts to
extinguish my dignity, my soul, my spirit, and indeed my life with a
political show trial seeking to blame me, a Ukrainian peasant, for the
crimes committed by Germans in World War III. They chose me for
prosecution -- a foreign POW in the brutal hands of Germany -- rather
than any of the truly guilty Germans and Ethnic Germans. Germany’s
weapons of torture in this trial include, suppression of exculpatory
evidence, falsification of history, introduction of so-called legal
principles which never existed in Germany previously, conspiring with
fraudulent prosecutors of the USA and Israel, and a reckless refusal of
each argument, motion and exculpatory piece of evidence my defense has
submitted which should have already resulted in my acquittal and
Fearing the truth, the German Court and Prosecutors continue to turn a
blind eye to justice by refusing the following:
I have survived the brutality of Stalin and Nazi Germany and the
wrongful conviction and death sentence of the Israelis and Americans. I
have lived through unimaginable horrors from Stalin and death by
starvation, to Nazi Germany and death by starvation and cannibalism as
a POW, to Israel and death by hanging. This trial is now nothing more
than the execution of these three unjust and horrific death sentences.
There remains no other way for me to show the world what a mockery of
justice this trial represents. Unless the Court accepts the historical
facts, uses it’s authority to obtain the critical defense evidence not
yet before the court and shows the world that it fully accepts its duty
to seek justice rather than just conduct a political show trial, I will
within 2 weeks begin a hunger strike.
- To request from Russia and Ukraine, File 1627, the 1400
MGB/KGB investigative file on my case.
- To request from Russia and Ukraine, File 15457, the
of Ignat Danilchenko, specifically to include the report of interview
conducted with him about me at the request of the US authorities in
- To request a qualified expert to examine the high quality
available of the signature on the 1393 Trawniki document which has been
falsely attributed to me.
- To accept as historical fact that the Nazis tortured
like me with starvation so that 3.5 million were murdered.
- To accept as historical fact, based upon overwhelming
multiple countries and dozens of witnesses that POW Trawnikis were
coerced under a real threat of death and were executed for attempting
- To accept as historical fact, based upon the entire record
of the US
and Israel proceedings, that I have previously been indicted and tried
for the crimes now alleged here which resulted in my acquittal and
release from Israel.
The following are comments by his son, John Demjanjuk Jr.:
“If the Germans are interested in justice, they will simply ask the
Russians and the US to turn over all the evidence including Soviet
Investigative file 1627 on my father and the missing Danilchenko
reports. They have the access to evidence and we do not. This case has
been fraught with government cover-up and prosecutorial misconduct and
fraud over the years. So far, this trial has been just another chapter
of the same injustice. Testimonies and official Nazi war records prove
Soviet POWs faced starvation by the millions or were coerced to serve
or face execution for desertion. It is abhorrent for Germany to now
make its former prisoners and victims responsible for the crimes
committed by Germans who in many cases were acquitted or never tried by
Germany. This is not about justice being better late than never.
Rather, it is Germany’s continued utter failure to accept
responsibility for destroying the millions of people it captured.”
John Demjanjuk Jr.
Just a bit of deception from the Associated Press--so what
else is new? Here is the deceptive statement:
"The watchmen had no access to the second or third zones," Danilchenko
said, according to the transcript. "Exclusively, Germans carried out
the guard duty" in those areas.
But what Daniltschenko says in that newly-discovered protocol is that
Jews were in charge of Zone 3 which is where the gassing took place,
and where the bodies were burned.
Here is that entire protocol:
John Demianiuk is a victim of a Nazi-Soviet conspiracy to lay
blame for German atrocities during WW II on a simple Ukrainian who was
a German war prisoner. This is a sham and a shame on the German people
who have thousands of German WW II war criminals still living who were
never prosecuted, who were simpley pardoned after WW II. If this
Nazi-Soviet collaboration was not a sham then they would be going after
not only old German Nazis, but also after Soviet Russian WW II war
criminals and perpetrators of Genocide who truly committed war crimes
and crimes against humanity against the Ukrainian people and who were
never brought to justice but were simply pardoned by the Russian
regimes, both communist and now today, by whatever you want to call it,
LET'S EVERYBODY COME CLEAN!:
To the comment below that "Demjanjuk has never come fully
clean as to where he was and when and who he was surving [SERVING?]"
one would have to agree that after the state of Israel, and its team of
prosecutors, and the "survivor" witnesses, and even Demjanjuk's lawyer
Yoram Sheftel, all come clean in confessing that they knew all along
that there never was any Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka, and that they
knew that John Demjanjuk was about to be hanged for crimes not only
that HE didn't commit, but crimes that NOBODY ever committed (which we
know for certain, because we know for certain that no Ivan the Terrible
of Treblinka existed)--then indeed it would be fair to ask Demjanjuk to
tidy up discrepancies in his story as well. John Demjanjuk should
indeed be asked to come clean, but only after Larry Stewart, head of
the Secret Service forensics laboratory comes clean in a confession
that he deliberately falsified his report on the Trawniki ID card an
attempt to help Israel hang John Demjanjuk. John Demjanjuk should be
asked to come clean after about twenty other individuals come clean in
confessing that they, like Larry Stewart, falsified, or contributed
falsification of, evidence against John Demjanjuk, all in an attempt to
get him hanged. John Demjanjuk should be asked to come clean after all
the publicists who lied about him in a world-wide disinformation
campaign come clean, like Alan Dershowitz and like Irving Cotler, and a
dozen prominent others.
If we do not today blame a Jew who escaped death at the hands of the
Nazis by claiming to be a Christian, then we should not blame any
Ukrainian who escaped death at the hand of the Communists by claiming
that he was never in German uniform. And if that hypothetical Ukrainian
really had been in German uniform, then he would have been a translator
or a chauffeur or a mechanic or a cook or a carpenter or a janitor or a
laundry worker, or if he was a guard, then he would have guarded an
agricultural estate or a factory or a bridge , and if he had been
assigned to a camp, then it must have been only as a perimeter guard,
since the inner workings of the camp was conducted by Germans, and all
handling of prisoners in camps, especially at the scene of death, was
in the hands of Jews.
Ukrainians look forward to the day when everybody involved comes clean.
John Demjanjuk, I think, looks forward to that day more than anybody
This is about Politics NOT Justice!:
He'll be found GUILTY again just like in Israel and then when
the truth comes out he'll be shipped somewhere else (Spain?) for
another show trial and then...
If there was ANY REAL evidence EVERYONE knows Israel would love to
finish it in Israel but THAT will never happen because they know this
is a fraudulent case and has become their $$$$game & a chance
to flaunt their power over the puppet governments they control in front
of the whole world...especially for the Arabs to see and know who is
the real BOSS : the real SS!
No court anywhere is authorized to believe something because
the defendant becomes suicidal. It is the obligation of the defense
team to convince the court through argument. When the court is biased
and will not listen, it is the obligation of the defense team to
terminate the trial quickly and go on to appeal where the appellate
court can be expected to be impartial. Not all German judges are
idiots, just the ones who happen to be railroading John Demjanjuk at
Dragging out proceedings, as the defense has been doing, is in the
interests of the persecutors of John Demjanjuk who want to see him die
in captivity and not acquitted on appeal.
Also, John Demjanjuk needs to get a competent lawyer for that appeal.
GET OFF YOUR KNEES!:
When Jews felt that Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly-accused, they
came to his defense, as is evidenced everywhere one turns, as for
example in JewishEncyclopedia.com
In contrast, search for "Demjanjuk" in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, and
Your search for keyword(s): "Demjanjuk" was not successful.
John Demjanjuk is today being successfully railroaded in a show trial
by a kangaroo court for many reasons, one of which is that the
Ukrainian intelligentsia is too gutless to stand up for an innocent
man. Every professor of Ukrainian studies in the world has hanging
around his neck the placard COWARD, with the exception of those that
have placards with other names, like LACKEY, HIRELING, and FLUNKY.
Everybody at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies should resign
in shame, as should everybody at the Harvard Ukrainian Studies
Institute. Everybody who makes donations to institutes such as these
should withdraw his support. Ukrainians should realize that no people
can survive as a nation who have become habituated to crawling on their
Read the words which make you tremble, you worms who call themselves
The Ivan the Terrible for whose crimes John Demjanjuk came close to
being hanged in Israel is fictional. Therefore all "survivors" who
testified that John Demjanjuk was that Ivan the Terrible were lying.
Therefore it is possible that all or some of those who testified in
Munich may have been lying. Therefore, they should have been subjected
to cross-examination. Any trial which does not permit cross-examination
of witnesses is a show trial:
The Trawniki Id Card which places John Demjanjuk in Sobibor is a KGB
Demjanjuk's statements leave much to be :
As someone who knew the Demjanjuk family and the case that has
been in courts for the past twenty years -- one had sympathy for the
HOWEVER, the bottom line is that Demjanjuk has never come fully clean
as to where he was and when and who he was surving. After denying for
decades he was part of the police, it turns out last year he finally
admitted that he was in the police. [W.Z.
This is simply not true.]
The Ukrainian intelligensia has no place defending Demjanjuk.
Jewish "intelligensia" defends Jonathan Pollard even though he
is GUILTY and other convicted mafia criminals and gives shelter to
Communist war criminals and YOU turn your back on someone who is
innocent of the charges against him and who has been persecuted by
fraudulent documents and LYING "witnesses"...You are a coward and have
no dignity nor shame.
in that vein...:
We don't even defend OURSELVES against what Yanukovych and
henchmen are doing to our nation! We are too passive because we forgot
how to fight for our rights,dignity, justice and honor. Why are we just
WATCHING our nation being systematically being destroyed?
Sheep and cowards like the "guest" who worries about what we should do
when Moisha does his thing.
Mr. Demjanjuk was plucked from a Ukrainian American diaspora
settlement in Cleveland Ohio. He was living the American Dream amongst
the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York Ukrainian
strongholds of the US. Just south in proximity to Canadian Ukrainian
In wake of the 1988 Millennium of Ukrainian Christendom celebrations of
the Ukrainian diaspora was energizing, cohesive and vocal. Their Church
faltered so the people empowered themselves. It became evident these
self-righteous renegades needed to be shown a lesson. Terrorized with
the possibilities of contrived Nazi accusations in order to control
submission to the official disinformation of Russian Empirical
supremacy. For whatever reason the diaspora fermenting since 1888 held
fast drenched in Freedom and self worth which would not be quiet. The
media started listening printing their side. International figures
reinforced the situation with the nerve of President Ronald Reagan and
drive of Pope John Paul II refusing to bow to Soviet arrogance ripping
the iron Curtain. When Ukraine said "Freedom" the world was prepared to
believed them as diaspora embassies were made available to a Free
Nevertheless Mr. Demjanjuk became the scapegoat certain individuals
hounded to rejuvenate financing going into their pockets under the ruse
of a righteous Holocaust cause, becoming their industry. Much like the
Irish Republican Army's renegades who made a business out of
terrorizing Northern Ireland while endearing North American sympathies
gleaming funds. The ballads they sung for their cause was in the
enemies own tongue.
There may be a lesson here if Ukraine can join the Kozacks and UPA in
songs for liberty. Shevchenko, Franko and Stus have been translated now
put their rhyme and time to modern rhythm over the internet. Sing like
Lennon striking as Shevchenko remembering the Dynamo Death Match or the
Cadets at Kruty. Alternate in English verse stimulating affection and
alliance in collections from a North American Scythian brood who
deserved to be heard. Welcome them with the righteous cause of their
fathers against the Soviet raised mafia. Welcome them to come and dance
through the highlands, over the steppes and sail on the delta. Sing in
holy Slavonic under historical cupolas than prostrate on the Crimea
ground as did our early saints.
Tourism can be more lucrative then corruption, bribery or extortions.
Listen to Hohol who even said it for the dense in Russian.