John Demjanjuk Should Be On Plane To Germany (Warning: Graphic Detail)
Drop The Nasty Nazi To The Pavement And Walk On Him….Give Him The Same Pity As He Gave To The 870,000 who Died At Treblinka.
Do any of my readers recall Pat Buchanan defending John Demjanjuk? If you do then you too have followed this man and his legal story for a very long time. Too damn long. There is no justice while John Demjanjuk sits in America. He should never have been allowed to return to these shores, and his frail body should have been carted onto a plane today bound for trial and prison in Germany. There should be no rest in this country for “Ivan The Terrible”. I was stunned to hear this man still sits here in this land. For all the so-called ‘outrages’……well….this is the real thing.
A U.S. appeals court halted the deportation of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk on Tuesday and he was freed from custody just hours after immigration agents carried him out of his Ohio home to send him to Germany for trial.
“He went through a lot of pain today in the transportation,” John Demjanjuk Jr. said of his 89-year-old father. (The gas chambers for the Jews were not painless either.)
“But he’s nevertheless relieved to be home rather than on a plane to Germany, and we’re very grateful that the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals sees the merit in our appeal to have this reviewed and this inhumane action put to a stop.”
Earlier, agents descended on his suburban home, brought in a doctor and, after a check, loaded the retired auto worker into a van in his wheelchair as his weeping wife stood by. A priest was present briefly before he was escorted out.
He had been scheduled to be flown immediately to Munich, where he faces charges in the deaths of 29,000 Jews but instead was taken to a federal building in downtown Cleveland.
A Justice Department spokesman said it “will continue to litigate this matter in court.”
Prosecutors in Germany accuse him of being an accessory in 1943 killings at Sobibor death camp, where he is alleged to have personally led Jews to the gas chambers at the camp in Polish territory then occupied by Nazi Germany.
The Gas Chamber Body – Disposal Team
This group of several dozen men had the job of removing the bodies from the gas chambers and taking them through the rear doors to the concrete ramps built alongside the chambers. There they laid the bodies for removal by the body transport team.
The body-disposal team’s work was the hardest physically and emotionally. After gassing, the hundreds of people packed standing up in the gas chambers became a solid block of bodies. Separating and removing them was extremely difficult.
At times the workers who entered the chambers immediately after they were opened were themselves poisoned by the residue of gas remaining there.
The Gas Chamber and Tube Cleaners
This group cleaned the blood and excrement off the floor and walls of the gas chambers, as the chambers had to be clean before introducing a new group of victims. This group also cleaned the tube and scattered fresh sand on the ground.
The Body Transport Team (Leichenkommando)
This was the largest prisoner work team in the extermination area, comprising some hundred men. Its task was to carry the bodies from the ramps/ platforms of the gas chambers to the mass burial ditches.
After experimenting withvarious methods of conveying the bodies, in Treblinka the Germans fixed upon stretchers as the fastest way. Two men carried the stretcher, which looked like a ladder with leather carrying straps. The bodies were placed on the stretchers face up to facilitate the work of the Dentisten.
Elihau Rosenberg testified at the Ivan the Terrible trial:
I managed to make a friend of one of the Dentisten by name of Lindwasser, who has since died.
Now when I came to Lindwasser , this Dentisten, he too, was scared to death. I said, Avraham , be a little slower in looking for the gold teeth, because that was one second when I could rest. Somehow I rested the stretcher on my knees, because I was crouching as it were. For me this one second made all the difference. It did give me this tiny bit of respite.
Later he became one of the Bademeisters, the shower cleaners, who washed the chambers and cleaned the ramp between gassings. Sitting there on the ramp, he saw Ivan and Nikolai perform their tasks and heard death come to those inside the chambers.
The Dentists (Dentisten)
The prisoner work team known as the Dentistenwas located between the gas chambers and the burial ditches. It numbered about twenty to thirty men whose job was to extract, with pliers, the gold, platinum, and false teeth from the corpses.
The dentists also examined the bodies, especially those of the women, for valuables hidden in the body orifices.
Part of the team worked at cleaning and sorting the extracted teeth and preparing them for shipment.