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Suspected Nazi John Demjanjuk Gets a Last Minute Stay on Deportation to Germany

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John Demjanjuk

The maze of legal entanglements surrounding this case is nothing short of extraordinary.

 (CNN)– Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk was granted an emergency stay late Tuesday to block what appeared to be his imminent deportation to Germany.

Demjanjuk, 89, is wanted by German authorities for his alleged involvement during World War II in killings at Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland.

The Justice Department would not immediately comment on the stay, saying officials needed to review the order.

The last-minute legal maneuvering leading to the order was the latest chapter in one of the longest-running pursuits of an alleged Holocaust perpetrator in history.

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Justice Department Still Moving Against Aging Nazis

Holocaust memorialBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — They’re getting up there in age, but the Justice Department continues to take action against Nazi guards living in the U.S.

The lastest effort is against Anton Geiser, 84, of Sharon, Pa., who authorities say served as an armed SS guard at two Nazi concentration camps in Germany during World War II.

The Justice Department announced last Friday that it had launched removal proceeedings against Geiser.

The latest move comes as the U.S. battles to deport suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk, 89. Demjanjuk of Ohio was supposed to be deported to Germany by Monday, but he got a last minute stay in court. That stay was lifted on Monday by an immigration judge, but Demjanjuk plans to appeal.

Geiser served as a guard in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp near Berlin and at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, authorities said.

He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1962 and his citizenship was revoked in 2006 because “his service to Nazi Germany made him ineligible to enter the United States,” the Justice Department said.

“Through his service as a Nazi concentration camp guard, Anton Geiser helped subject thousands of innocent civilians to inhumane and frequently lethal treatment,” Acting Assistant Attorney Gen. Rita M. Glavin said in a prepared statement. “The United States will not provide a safe haven for such individuals.”

The Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, which was created in 1979 to deal with Nazis in the U.S., has reportedly won more than 100 cases against Nazis.

Suspected Nazi Death Camp Guard John Demjanjuk to be Deported to Germany By Monday

This has been an amazing and amazingly long battle.

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By John Caniglia
Cleveland Plain Dealer
SEVEN HILLS, Ohio – The U.S. government’s 32-year fight to deport John Demjanjuk appears nearly over, even as his family claims he is too feeble to travel.

Demjanjuk is expected to arrive in Germany on Monday to face charges that he helped kill 29,000 people at a Nazi death camp in 1943, his attorney in Munich, Guenther Maull, said in a phone interview Thursday. A doctor and a nurse will accompany him on the flight.

Ulrich Sante, a spokesman at the German Embassy in Washington, said U.S. authorities informed his office that Demjanjuk will be placed on a plane Sunday.

U.S. immigration officials refused to comment.
Demjanjuk, who turns 89 on Friday, is expected to meet with prosecutors about the charges when he arrives, Maull said. He will be held in a hospital or a jail until he goes to trial, a period that could take six months. The trial could take just as long, depending on Demjanjuk’s health, Maull said.

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ICE Moves to Deport Accused WWII Nazi

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This case has gone down a road with endless twists and turns. Here’s the latest twist.

By M.R. KROPKO
Associated Press Writer
CLEVELAND — The U.S. government said Tuesday it is asking German officials for travel documents needed to deport accused World War II Nazi guard John Demjanjuk, who is charged in Europe with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement provided an e-mail to The Associated Press showing that it has contacted the German government in its effort to deport Demjanjuk, once accused but ultimately cleared of being a notorious guard at the Treblinka concentration camp in occupied Poland.

The 88-year-old suburban Cleveland man was charged in Germany in March with crimes while working as a guard at Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland.

His son, John Demjanjuk Jr., said Tuesday that his father remains at home and is not in federal custody.

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