A Munich court’s guilty verdict
in the case of John Demjanjuk, accused of being responsible for the murder of
some 28,000 Jewish inmates at Nazi death camp Sobibor, was welcomed Thursday by
former Supreme Court Judge Dalia Dorner, who said it was a way to “close the
Dorner, the judge who presided
over the 1988 case in Israel in which Demjanjuk was convicted and sentenced to
death for being “Ivan the Terrible,” the notoriously sadistic guard at the
Treblinka death camp, also said she still had no doubt that he had been in both
places and had committed terrible war crimes.
“As Dalia Dorner, the judge in
the case of Ivan the Terrible, I have no doubt that he was the guard in
Treblinka and he was only set free because of the legal process in this
country,” said the judge, who served as a justice of Israel’s Supreme
Court from 1993 to 2004.
“In my court room, I heard his
victims identify him and I knew that he was guilty,” said Dorner, who was
further convinced by his SS identification card that throughout both trials was
claimed by the defense to be false.
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