Witness: Demjanjuk's statements incon...

Witness: Demjanjuk's statements inconsistent

There are 3 comments on the Newswatch 50 story from Feb 9, 2010, titled Witness: Demjanjuk's statements inconsistent. In it, Newswatch 50 reports that:

MUNICH a " A top German investigator testified Tuesday that there are inconsistencies in John Demjanjuk's story about where he spent the remainder of World War II after being captured by the Germans.Thomas Walther, who led the investigation that prompted Germany to prosecute Demjanjuk on 27,900 counts of accessory to murder, disputed some of the ...

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Red

Sudbury, Canada

#1 Feb 10, 2010
A forged ID card supplied to the US Department of Justice by the Russian KGB was used in the Israel trial. This is one of the reasons Demjanjuk was acquitted by the Israeli Supreme Court.

This may be the same forged ID card--or yet another forgery.
Dr Lecter

Toronto, Canada

#3 Apr 3, 2012
John Demjanuk was a survivor of Bolshevik Russia's Holodomor famine-genocide and also a combat soldier of the Red Army and a prisoner of war in a Nazi German death camp. The significance of this was constantly underplayed during the trials in Israel and Germany.

The Holodomor took place in the 1930's, and millions of Ukrainians, Belarusans, Kazakhs and others were starved to death by Russia's Bolsheviks.

The Nazi German genocide took place during WWII, when the Germans killed an estimated 3.5 million Soviet POWs primarily through starvation, exposure, and summary execution, in what has been called, along with the Rwandan Genocide, an instance of "the most concentrated mass killing in human history.

One can assume Demjanjuk and that those who survived would have suffered from PTSD. Many would possibly have had Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of combat exposure, beatings, and other violence.

Another issue was malnutrition. Demjanjuk and his generation suffered from extreme malnutrition both during the Holodomor and during the incarceration in Nazi German POW concentration camps.

Malnutrition is associated with amnesia, such as Korsakoff's syndrome, a neurological disorder caused by a lack of thiamine (vitamin B1) in the brain.

Amnesia, as a result of malnutrition and trauma, which Demjanjuk would very likely have experienced could have contributed to Demjanjuk's problems with recollections of WWII events, which his unsympathetic prosecutors and detractors exploited to their advantage.

Soviet Prisoners of War: Forgotten Nazi Victims of World War II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_crimes_agai ...

Holodomor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor
Dr Lecter

Toronto, Canada

#4 Apr 3, 2012
John Demjanuk was a survivor of Bolshevik Russia's Holodomor famine-genocide and also a combat soldier of the Red Army and a prisoner of war in a Nazi German death camp. The significance of this was constantly underplayed during the trials in Israel and Germany.

The Holodomor took place in the 1930's, and millions of Ukrainians, Belarusans, Kazakhs and others were starved to death by Russia's Bolsheviks.

The Nazi German genocide took place during WWII, when the Germans killed an estimated 3.5 million Soviet POWs primarily through starvation, exposure, and summary execution, in what has been called, along with the Rwandan Genocide, an instance of "the most concentrated mass killing in human history.

One can assume Demjanjuk and that those who survived would have suffered from PTSD. Many would possibly have had Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of combat exposure, beatings, and other violence.

Another issue was malnutrition. Demjanjuk and his generation suffered from extreme malnutrition both during the Holodomor and during the incarceration in Nazi German POW concentration camps.

Malnutrition is associated with amnesia, such as Korsakoff's syndrome, a neurological disorder caused by a lack of thiamine (vitamin B1) in the brain.

Amnesia, as a result of malnutrition and trauma, which Demjanjuk would very likely have experienced could have contributed to Demjanjuk's problems with recollections of WWII events, which his unsympathetic prosecutors and detractors exploited to their advantage.

Soviet Prisoners of War: Forgotten Nazi Germany's Victims of World War II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_crimes_agai...

Holodomor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

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