Alleged Nazi, 65, Deported to Israel for Trial

Associated Press

An alleged Nazi war criminal ordered extradited to Israel to face charges he murdered thousands of Jews at a Polish death camp, was deported Thursday, authorities said.

John Demjanjuk, 65, a retired auto worker whose legal battles began a decade ago, will be tried on charges stemming from his alleged role at the Treblinka death camp in Poland.

For the record:

12:00 AM, Mar. 05, 1986 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday March 5, 1986 Home Edition Part 1 Page 2 Column 1 National Desk 1 inches; 35 words Type of Material: Correction
In two news briefs about the extradition of John Demjanjuk to face war crimes charges in Israel, carried on Page 2 in papers of Feb. 27 and 28, The Times erroneously described the World War II Nazi death camp at Treblinka in Poland as a “Polish death camp.”

Demjanjuk faces a possible death sentence if convicted of the World War II atrocities, said Israeli Justice Minister Moshe Nissim.

U.S. Marshals Escort Prisoner


U.S. marshals responsible for transporting federal prisoners to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport took Demjanjuk from the Metropolitan Correctional Center early Thursday, said John LaManna, an official at the federal facility.

Demjanjuk was placed aboard an El Al Israeli Airlines flight that left John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after 6 p.m., said Ned Steele, a spokesman for Brooklyn Dist. Atty. Elizabeth Holtzman.

Demjanjuk, who entered the United States in 1952 and settled in the Cleveland suburb of Seven Hills, is accused of helping massacre 900,000 Jews. Survivors have identified him as a camp guard nicknamed “Ivan the Terrible” for his brutality.