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John Demjanjuk (in the wheelchair) was convicted of war crimes without any evidence or testimony against him. Judges decided that it was enough that he had served as a guard at Sobibor concentration camp. He died on March 17, 2012



He was convicted in Munich in 2011 without a shred of testimony about what he did in the camp: judges ruled for the first time that it was enough for him to have have served there for him to be guilty of aiding the Nazis in their criminal enterprise.

Does anyone else see anything wrong with this precedent? No evidence, no testimony, just a couple judges on a high horse?
In all wars, civilians suffer more casualties than the military. That's ALL wars.
If this precedent is to stand, perhaps the relatives of the members of Shermans unit as he ransacked Georgia should be tried.
We should also ask ourselves why the world has never brought forward the horrors of life under Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot.
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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I'm looking forward to 2025.

By then everyone who were involved in the camps will be dead. As someone who has been injured a fair number of times - you don't heal a wound by constantly picking at it, no matter how much it itches. Sounds frivolous, I know, but mental wounds heal the same as physical ones.
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Does anyone else see anything wrong with this precedent? No evidence, no testimony, just a couple judges on a high horse?
In all wars, civilians suffer more casualties than the military. That's ALL wars.
If this precedent is to stand, perhaps the relatives of the members of Shermans unit as he ransacked Georgia should be tried.
We should also ask ourselves why the world has never brought forward the horrors of life under Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot.

How can you be a guard at a death camp without having aided in the deaths of innocents?

Demjanjuk was guilty, and his punishment deserved.
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How can you be a guard at a death camp without having aided in the deaths of innocents?


Sorry ML, but that's like saying the rent-a-cop at the local bank is responsible for your overdrawn account.
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Sorry ML, but that's like saying the rent-a-cop at the local bank is responsible for your overdrawn account.

Not quite a parallel, but I get your point.
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