Alleged Nazi, 65, Deported to Israel for Trial
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.
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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.