213 Pages of  Supporting Documents in the John Demjanjuk case
for the 57-page letter of Myroslav Dragan to Wolfgang Scheffler
dated 1990.02.06

[W.Z. The original "List of Documents and Exhibits" contained 213 photocopied pages. Unfortunately, these photocopies are usually of poor quality -- often unreadable and often in German or Polish -- such that using OCR technology is not feasible on most of them. Thus, only a select few documents are reproduced in this file -- dragan19900206Documents.html ]


[M. Dragan: By virtue of this letter of agreement, the Trawniki Training Camp management and administration were to be taken over by the SS- WVHA (SS Headquarters of Economy and Administration) as of August 13, 1943. Consequently, the Soviet-provided Trawniki ID cards validated by the SS Administration in mid-1942 must be fraudulent.]
Beilage 3  

SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt                                                                                                                         Berlin,  13. August 1943
Chef  A/Fr./Sch.

Betr.:  SS-Ausbildungslager Trawniki

Mit sofortiger Wirksamkeit wird in Vereinbarung mit SS-Gruppenführer G l o b o c n i k das SS-Ausbildungslager Trawniki im Distrikt Lublin vom SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt übernommen.

Das Ausbildungslager Trawniki wird der dienstlichen Aufsicht des Kommandanten des Konzentrationslagers Lublin unterstellt.

Verantwortlich für alle Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsangeblegenheiten des SS-Ausbildungslagers Trawniki ist SS-Sturmbannführer
W i p p e r n.

gez.  P o h l          
und General der Waffen-SS
[W.Z. The above document was typed out by hand. It did not contain a signature.]


"Authentic" Chef der Ordnungspolizei circular stamp (type A) from page 13 of Rudolf Reiss Soldbuch (paybook)

Reiss Soldbuch p13


"Invalid" Juchnowskij (type A) circular seal

Juchnowskij type A seal

Type A seal on Juchnowskij card -- downloaded from XoXoL
Juchnowskij from color image


"Authentic" Zwiegstelle Trawniki circular stamp (type D) from page 22 of Rudolf Reiss Soldbuch (paybook)
Reiss Soldbuch p22

"Authentic" type D seal on Kuschnir card -- downloaded from XoXoL
Kuschnir type D seal


Photocopy of 941-Pritsch showing the curved letter “t” archived at


Editor, Muenchener Merkur
Paul-Heyse St. 2-4
Muenchen, West Germany
fax: 011-4989-5306-65l

Re: J. Demjanjuk

Dear Editor,                                     August 25, 1989

I read with interest your article about the J. Demjanjuk
case, in the August 18th issue of Muenchener Merkur.
While it is commendable that the reporter paid so much
attention to arcane, and difficult to understand details of
graphic and artistic techniques of the forgery of the
Demjanjuk photo, he failed to detail the linguistic
inadequacies of the Soviet-provided ID cards which are much
easier to notice and comprehend.

The facsimile of this card was reproduced worldwide in
Eastern and Western countries including Germany's Bunte

lt is surprising that in German-speaking countries, no one
noticed that the printer of this card committed a number of
incredibly crude mistakes in the use of the German

For example, the word "to arrest" (festzunehmen) is printed
as three words, "fest zu nehmen".

The word "pants" (Hose) is printed on the card in a plural
form "Hosen", which is highly suggestive of Russicisa.
Russians, like other Slavs, use exclusively the plural form
for pants i.e. "schtany" or "spodnie".

Instead of the military term "Kochgeschirr", on the
alleged Demjanjuk card, the word "Essgeschirr" appears.
This colloquial (Umgangschprache) expression only recently
entered German dictionaries and was never used on official
forms such as Soldbucher during World War ll.

The word "Merkmale" was never used on ID documents before
or during the war in the Third Reich. The terms "Zeichen"
and "Kennzeichen" were used in Germany before 1945, and
continue to be found at present, on ID decuments such as
driver’s license or passports, in both West and East Germany

This Soviet-provided ID card is unique among millions of
military documents because of the preprinted military rank
of the commander of the camp. Military ranks were never
preprinted on any military or civilian documents,
especially during the war because the turnover of the
commanders was rapid and their promotions frequent. For
this reason, German officers carried a little rubber stamp
with their current rank in their pockets and used to
counterstamp their signatures. Failing that, the rank was
either typed in below the signature using a typewriter or
was written in.

Furthermore, the alleged Demjanjuk card is also unique in
that it lacks a date of issue and expiration.

Certainly, the graphic arguments of Mr. Lehner are
persuasive. However, simple linguistic analysis of the card
even more emphatically shows it to be a crude Soviet fake.

In closing, it might be worth while to recall that some
decades ago, it was through a West German court that the
Soviet-forged documents used to facilitate the
assassination of the Ukrainian leader Bandera were
exposed. Demjanjuk’s ID card is an inferior result among
the many productions of the KGB labs.


DR. M. J. Dragan.


August Sobottka
Box 37
Alsike, AB T0C 0C0
September 26 - 1989

M.J. Dragan, MD
25 Third Street
Stamford, CT

Dear Sir.

To your letter from Sept. 9/89.
As a former German "Staatsbeamter” within the postal administration
in the 3rd Reich, and in the Federal Republik later I have been
working with official documents, mostly documents as used within the
postal administration. However, during my time "im Vorbereitungsdienst“
to become a “Beamter" (in training to be commissioned) from April
1939 to October 1941 I was also - as part of the extensive training
any German "Staatsbeamter” (and also in the Federal Republic today)
had to go through, instructed in the recognition, use and application
of administration documents and “Ausweise" (ID cards).
Please see copy of report attached.
"Amtssprache" or also called "Amtsdeutsch" was the German speech
and writing (and I think still is) where proper German "Rechtschreibe -
lehre" (which means in broad terms proper gramatic) was applied. Any
German born and educated in Germany will speak and write good German
or near good German. However, within the "Staatsverwaltungsdienst"
(state administration), "Universitaets - und Hochschulwesen" (Uni -
versity and Institutions for further education) the proper application
and use of the "Rechtschreibelehre" (gramatic) was expected. Any one
who wanted to enter into the ”Staatsdienst" of what ever branch had
to write an "Eintrittspruefung" (entrance examen). If he wanted to ad-
vance in his field then he had to write an "Aufstiegspruefung" (ad -
vancement examen).

An “Aufstiegspruefung” had to be written when ever some one wanted
to advance from the "Unteren Dienst" (lower level) to the "Mittleren
Dienst“ (middle level) to the “Gehobenen Dienst” (upper level), to
the "Hoeheren Dienst” (top notch level).

The person could have been brilliant in his field. But when he wrote
the "Schriftlichen Teil" (the written part) in poor gramatical terms
he did not pass the examination. The same rule applied to "Univer -
sitaetspruefungen" (University examen). Those examens were also
"Staatspruefungen" (State examen). Any one who wrote such examen or
”Doktorat" had to write it in proper German gramatic. I think the
same rule still goes in Germany East and West.

Dr. Scheffler wrote a German "Doktorat“. He must have seen that
many lines and words in Demjanjuk's ID card are not conforming to
German gramatical rules. An average German will probably not notice
it, because it appears to him as good German language. But any
German who passed a ”Staatspruefung” will notice the poor German
gramatic. I noticed it when I saw Demjanjuk's ID card for a few
seconds on TV.
Any document not written in proper German gramatical terms would
be considered an invalid document for an ”Amtsvorgang“ (proceedural
use), unless a correction of that document was obtained from the
‘Dienststelle" (office) where this document originated. As for
“Ausweise” (ID cards) which were outdated, shown hand-written or
carbon alterations, eraser marks, improper print, size and seals,
or had shown signs of tampering of signature and Photographic
picture etc, and did not show the “DIN“ or ”Drucknummer" (identi -
fication number) the instructions were that such ID cards were
"einzubehalten" (to hold it back). And further see to it that the
submitter or bearer of such an ID card was forewarded to the police

I am convinced that there are still a number of Germans around who
could testify to that. But I think not too many - if any at all -
will come foreword voluntarily and speak to it. They may face
harassment in many ways, even setback in their professional life,
like reprimand, demotion and transfer to a lower position. In

Yours truly.

[W.Z. Several minor spelling corrections were made in the text above. Also, it appears that M. Dragan blotted out the last sentences before making a photocopy of the letter.]


William Flynn, Vice President
American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
4142 W. Villa Maria
Glendale, AZ 85308

Re: Jerusalem trial                                                                  7/6/89

Dear Mr. Flynn,

I have in my possession an incomplete portion of the transcript of your
testimony in Jerusalem and a full copy of the verdict which I mailed to you
several months ago at your request.

So far I have been unable to find any reference in the available transcript and
the verdict to the examination of the Trawniki lD cards by you or any other
expert as regards their method of printing.

From moderately good resolution photographs of these Trawniki cards, it appears
that they were printed with the offset method. Please kindly let me know if you
had a chance to examine these cards in that regard. If so, what were your
conclusions, and were you permitted to testify regarding this?

I think this matter would have been relevant at the trial because offset
printing during the 1940s was an esoteric technique and a very expensive method
utilized and practiced in only few state-run printing institutions in the Nazi
Altreich. If you wish, I will gladly provide you with some pertinent literature
re utilization of this printing method in Nazi Germany.

Sincerely yours,
M.J. Dragan

William Flynn, Vice President
American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
4142 W. Villa Maria
Glendale, AZ  85308
DRAFT (602)-223-2375

re: Jerusalem trial                                                                    8/4/89
Dear Mr. Flynn,

So far I have not received reply to my letters of last July, copy 
enclosed. Fortunately, through a circuitous path l hare received copies of your
summaries for the Jerusalem trial and your letter to att. [Blacked Out].

A number of your colleagues from ABFDE with whom I spoke, have stated
that your reputation if not career is ruined because of your testimony at the
Demjanjuk trial. For instance Dr. David Crown, was clearly happy upon such a

However, I believe that your prestige will he restored if Demjanjuk
wins his case: this can he accomplished as follows:

- By introducing into Jerusalem court data that the diesel exhaust, the
alleged mass murder tool, is harmless to human beings because it contains
insignificant amounts of carbon monoxide and actually, if pumped into chambers
would prevent suffocation. Diesel exhaust contains only 0.01% carbon monoxide,
like in cigarette smoke, and 12 - 18% oxygen close to the normal atmosphere of
oxygen concentration of about 21%.

- By introducing aerial photos of Treblinka which I discovered, clearly
showing the size of the upper camp, the "gas chamber" and the mass grave.

- Equally important would he amending your testimony with inclusion of
data regarding the supposed ID cards proving:
• that the ID cards were printed by offset and not by letterpress
• that the Globocnik seal is forged and out-dated
• that OrPo (Der Beauftragte) seal is forged
• that the Zweigstelle seal with the subscript Waffen SS is forged
• that the Demjanjuk photo is a photomontage
• that the Juchnowskij photo is a collage made out of an inadvertently
reversed negative

The omission of offset vs. relief printing and weak argumentation about 
Demjanjuk's photo being a collage harmed the case.

Errare humanus est (everyone can make a mistake); l trust that you will
be now brave enough to repair the errors made at the trial by you and other

Please let me know if l can be of any assistance to you.

Sincerely yours,

M.J. Dragan