ePoshta | 16Apr2009 | William Zuzak
Dear Myroslava Oleksiuk:
(A) In your 05Apr2009 issue of ePoshta, you posted the
30Mar2009 Toronto Sun article by Peter Worthington on the Demjanjuk
issue. You and Marta Onufriv even provided a translation into
Ukrainian. Unfortunately, this article contains several serious
(1) “He co-operated with the Germans and subsequently worked as a
perimeter guard at Sobibor, with no direct contact with prisoners.”
John Demjanjuk has always denied ever being in Sobibor or that the
Trawniki ID card (which indicates a posting to Sobibor) is valid.
(Perhaps because of his advanced age, Mr. Worthington is confusing Mr.
Demjanjuk with Wasyl Odynsky in Poniatowa.)
(2) Mr. Worthington lists erroneous dates as to extradition and trial.
Although John Demjanjuk was extradited to Israel on Feb. 28, 1986, his
trial did not commence until Feb. 16, 1987 and continued into February
1988. I believe the death sentence was proclaimed on April 24, 1988.
(3) “Demjanjuk's Israeli lawyer became so uneasy about the veracity of
the evidence that he committed suicide.”
This probably refers to Dov Eitan, who joined the Demjanjuk defense to
prepare the appeal of the death sentence and who was defenestrated from
a fifteen story window on 29Nov1988.
The news media has had a field day since Judge Wayne Iskra first stayed
the deportation order of Mr. Demjanjuk on Friday 03Apr2009 and reversed
his own decision on Monday 06Apr2009. They mix up dates, events,
locations and personalities into a huge stew which provides no
information, but plenty of emotional verbiage.
Of course, they never refer to the criminality of the Office of Special
Investigations (OSI) in perpetrating "fraud on the court" in the
initial denaturalization trial in 1981 and his extradition to Israel in
1986. They simply ignore the fact that no handwriting expert has ever
authenticated the signature on the Trawniki ID card as being that of
Mr. Demjanjuk and the overwhelming evidence that this card is
illegitimate. The reader is encouraged to read my “CRITIQUE of
Wiseman’s Report” dated 12Oct1993 to begin to understand the evil
machinations of the OSI.
Indeed, my Demjanjuk Files archived at
provide a wealth of information on the Demjanjuk case. This includes
summaries of the testimony during the Jerusalem Show Trial (1987/88)
and the second denaturalization trial 29May-07Jun2001, as well as
newspaper articles since 16Feb2001 to the present.
(B) Your 30Mar2009 issue of ePoshta contains a very
interesting article in Ukrainian by Marta Onufriv on the Demjanjuk
case. In it, she refers to a long brochure titled “Sudylyshche Tryvaje”
(Kameniar, Lviv 1995, 38 pages), which was published in Ukraine. It
would be very useful, if ePoshta could provide a link to an electronic
copy of this article. It would be even more useful, if a link to an
English translation of this article could be provided.
[e-Poshta has made the Ukrainian-language article available as a pdf
(Note that the second page is actually page 10 and is out of sequence from between pages 9 and 11.)]
Will Zuzak; 2009.04.11