Holocaust Survivors Welcome Demjanjuk Deportation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Beachwood, Ohio (AP) -- Holocaust survivor Bea Berger says she wants to throw a party after hearing that alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has been deported from Cleveland to Germany.

He faces charges in Munich that he was an accessory to 29,000 murders at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.

He denies the accusations.

Berger spent part of her Tuesday afternoon with 84-year-old Ruth Frojmovic.

Both say they have followed the Demjanjuk case closely and now have a sense of relief.

The women are residents at Menorah Park, an assisted living community in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, about 20 miles from the home where Demjanjuk has lived for several years.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by usmc Location: everywhere on May 16, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    yes mynamehere... theres a big difference in how a nazi prison was ran. dont comment if you dont know what your talking about.
  • by Mynamehere Location: Parkersburg on May 13, 2009 at 09:02 AM
    I agree with you kate. Why would you even consider starting something like this at all? I mean it wasnt his fault for WW2, he was a soldier plain an simple. He was given orders, he followed orders. These old women that lived 20 miles from him, have they ever had any reason to have a problem with this one elderly man?And being a Nazi guard is no different than being a guard at a US military prison. Its the same job. Your given your orders, you do it. These old women are just finding a reason to complain, they want attention. It happened along time ago, cut it loose.
  • by Kate Location: Parkersburg on May 12, 2009 at 08:28 PM
    I really don't understand this, at all. YES, I know that the Holocaust was a horrible, horrible thing, and YES, I know that being a Nazi guard is a big deal. BUT...he's 89, in a wheelchair, and uses a breathing tube. Why not leave him alone and let him live the rest of his (which is probably not long considering his long list of problems) with his family and not in prison. I know that Germany feels it has a "special responsibility" to charge him, or whatever, but he's dying. Let him spend the rest of his time with his family...not tied up in court.
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