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The Resource Defending "Ivan the Terrible" : the conspiracy to convict John Demjanjuk, Yoram Sheftel ; translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman

Defending "Ivan the Terrible" : the conspiracy to convict John Demjanjuk, Yoram Sheftel ; translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman

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Defending "Ivan the Terrible" : the conspiracy to convict John Demjanjuk
Title
Defending "Ivan the Terrible"
Title remainder
the conspiracy to convict John Demjanjuk
Statement of responsibility
Yoram Sheftel ; translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
Here is the true story of the infamous show-trial of John Demjanjuk, the man falsely accused of being one of the most monstrous Nazi war criminals, Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka. Now for the first time, Demjanjuk's lawyer, Yoram Sheftel, one of Israel's most prominent attorneys and a fervent Israeli nationalist, tells the story of a horrible miscarriage of justice motivated more by his beloved nation's desire for retribution for the Holocaust than by the evidence. This real-life courtroom drama starts in the Soviet Union, where the "evidence" against Demjanjuk was first forged by the KGB as part of an international diplomatic "sting". Among the "stung" was the U.S. Justice Department. There the Office of Special Investigations, in charge of finding Nazi war criminals, and with a record of failure and a fading future, lost no time in pouncing on the hapless Demjanjuk. Soon in their zeal to send to his death the man they claimed was Ivan, U.S. government officials were concealing evidence that proved Demjanjuk innocent so they could take away his citizenship and extradite him to Israel, all the while hiding the truth. Once in Israel a fair trial was all but impossible. With the press whipping up a frenzy of hate against an innocent man and blatantly biased judges allowing flagrantly falsified evidence in an atmosphere more like a lynching than a trial, John Demjanjuk was convicted and condemned to death. Only at the eleventh hour was Sheftel, by that time the most hated man in Israel, abe to find the conclusive bit of evidence that would prove beyond a doubt that John Demjanjuk was not Ivan the Terrible, was innocent of all charges, and never participated in any way in the horror of theHolocaust. The questions Sheftel raises in this important and stimulating book - about the role of the media in sensational cases; about the validity of "repressed memory" testimony; about the struggle between prejudice and law in a democracy - come right out of today's headlines and are more important than ever right here at home
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Sheftel, Yoram
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
KMK44.D45
LC item number
S4313 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demjanjuk, John
  • War criminals
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • War crime trials
Label
Defending "Ivan the Terrible" : the conspiracy to convict John Demjanjuk, Yoram Sheftel ; translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman
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Originally published: The Demjanjuk affair. London : V. Gollancz, 1994
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33969348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 445 pages
Isbn
9780895264589
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95052643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Defending "Ivan the Terrible" : the conspiracy to convict John Demjanjuk, Yoram Sheftel ; translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Originally published: The Demjanjuk affair. London : V. Gollancz, 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33969348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 445 pages
Isbn
9780895264589
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95052643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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