Associated Presss | 24Mar2010 | Associated Press
Psychiatric problems among the
Seems to me the only 'sane' person in this fiasco of a trial is
JD....he who has not uttered a word but has laid on a gurney and
absorbed this circus. Everyone else is either fabricating
stories or peddling fabricated tales or asking to be believed as they
struggle to make a 'case' vs JD. Were the potential
results not so tragic....this 'case' is an example of sheer idiocy and
collusion on the part of the prosecution.]
Investigator: Demjanjuk on Nazi
death camp papers
Associated Press - March 24,
2010 11:35 AM ET
MUNICH (AP) - A German police investigator says John Demjanjuk's
(dehm-YAHN'-yuks) name is on papers detailing the transfer of guards
from an SS training camp to the Nazi's Sobibor death camp.
Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio auto worker who was once a Soviet soldier, is
accused of agreeing to serve the SS as a guard at Sobibor after his
capture. He is standing trial on 27,900 counts of accessory to murder.
He says he was never at Sobibor and is being mistaken for someone else.
Bavarian police inspector Hugo Daumann told the Munich state court
Wednesday he has seen a copy of a 1943 list of transfers from the
Trawniki training camp to Sobibor with Demjanjuk's name on. The
original is in Russian archives.
The defense disputes evidence from Russia, saying it could be faked.
[L.P. The quality of reporting on JD is stunningly
inadequate. Consider, for example, that competent reporting
would have told us
(1) What this inspector was doing in Russia
(2) Why he had seen only a copy of the document, and not the original.
(3) Why he did not bring back a copy of the copy, instead of only his
memory of the copy.
(4) Why the Russians have not supplied the Munich court with the
(5) Why the inspector did not ask the Russians to supply the document.
(6) Whether he, the inspector, intends to leave this piece of evidence
in its present unsatisfactory state -- which is that he told the court
about his sighting of a copy, and that's it folks. Better
believe it. No more need be said on the subject.
Let the record show that proof exists, and no need for any closer
This reminds me of the murder of a Jew by truck -- big news for a
while, but the fact that investigation failed to substantiate the story
is no news at all, and the public is left with the image of JD unable
to restrain himself from seizing every opportunity to kill a
Jew. And of course there has been no substantiation, because
if there had been, it would have been on the front pages. And
no investigation of the people who originated the story--as for example
whether they have psychiatric histories. But isn't this
typica l -- the concealment of psychiatric histories of certain kinds
of people, like the crew who testified against JD in
Jerusalem. Or, how many know this about the administrative
head of the Manhattan project, Robert Oppenheimer, finding a physics
lab course too challenging for his capabilities, attempts a creative
way around that difficulty:
to Harvard and then on to Cambridge University to pursue a doctorate in
physics. There, Oppenheimer, who struggled with depression
his entire life, grew despondent. His gift was for
theoretical physics, and his tutor, a man named Patrick Blackett (who
would later win a Nobel Prize in 1948), was forcing him to attend to
the minutiae of experimental physics, which he hated.
[[[LP: "hated" means he couldn't understand it, and couldn't pass the
grew more and more emotionally unstable, and then, in an act so strange
that to this day no one has properly made sense of it, Oppenheimer took
some chemicals from the laboratory and tried to poison his tutor.
[[[LP: What's to understand? Its obvious to every
genius that killing one's tutor solves all one's academic
problems. Anyway, the tutor deserved to die.
Imagine, "FORCING" this poor boy to attend to "MINUTIAE"! The
nerve! Oppenheimer should have complained to the school and
gotten him fired, or maybe sued him. Anyway, if Oppenheimer
had paid attention in class, he wouldn't have bungled the
poisoning. How did he get to administer the Manhattan project
with this precedent as a bungler?]]]
found out that something was amiss. The university was
informed. [...] After protracted negotiations, it
was agreed that Robert would be put on probation and have regular
sessions with a prominent Harley Street psychiatrist in London.
Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, 2008, pp. 97-98.)
The JD tragedy/fiasco is one ward of a vast lunatic asylum . . .