Looking back on the minor nazis
A Nazi-issued identity card being used as key evidence in the prosecution case against John Demjanjuk appears to be original, an expert testified on Wednesday. The typeset and handwriting on the card matches with that used on four other cards believed to have been issued at the SS training camp at Trawniki, Anton Dallmayer testified at the Munich state court Wednesday. Demjanjuk is standing trial on 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder on allegations he was a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor camp in occupied Poland during World War II. Dallmayer, from the Bavarian Bureau of Criminal Investigation, said that his examination shows the ID cards were issued by the same person, using the same paper, and were printed on the same machine. He added, however, that he could not confirm the IDs had been made during World War II.
Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk (dehm-YAHN’-yook), convicted of being a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp (“The court is convinced that the defendant … served as a guard at Sobibor” from March 27, 1943, until mid-September 1943), died on Saturday 17.3.2012.