a) witnesses for the prosecution were individuals with altered names, modified dates, places of birth and dubious biographies;|
b) there was no documentation before the court indicating the place of residence and occupation of those individuals during 1942-1943;
c) there was no documentation before the court establishing when these individuals were in "Treblinka-2" and their duties in the camp;
a) identification by the pointing of a finger at the only defendant in the dock can by no means be considered a positive identification;|
b) identification of an individual by witnesses without a preliminary process of identification and without documentary confirmation, especially after a duration of 45 years, cannot be considered a positive identification;
a) it is not possible to charge a defendant with any crime without first ascertaining his identity;|
b) the court produced no documentation concerning Demjanjuk's stay in Treblinka in 1942-1943 as a hangman, since no lists of the staff of the camp, or camp orders, or any other documents listing Demjanjuk's name were secured;
c) the court had obtained no lists of people killed in the Treblinka-2 death camp, specifically, no lists of people killed by Demjanjuk;
d) the court had not specified the corpus delicti of the alleged criminal, since the allegation that Demjanjuk had killed 850,000 Jews is absurd.
April 30, 1988|
Doctor of History Ruth Okunyeva,
researcher of Jewish history,
Zionism, and the Holocaust.