Timeline of the Demjanjuk Case

The charges, trials and attempted deportation of John Demjanjuk, accused of 29,000 counts of accessory to murder as a guard at Sobibor.

A timeline of the charges, trials and attempted deportation of John Demjanjuk, the former auto worker accused of 29,000 counts of accessory to murder as a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.

1920: Born in Ukraine

1942: Captured by German forces while serving in the Soviet Red Army.

1942-1945: Demjanjuk claims he was a POW held by German forces.

1948: Registers as a displaced person while still in Europe.

1952: Enters United States and claims to have spent much of World War II in a German prisoner of war camp.

1977: Identified by some survivors of Treblinka concentration camp as guard "Ivan The Terrible."

1981: loses U.S. Citizenship after federal court claims he lied about his World War II past.

1986: Extradited to Israel for trial over his alleged role at Treblinka.

1988: Convicted in Israel of being "Ivan the Terrible" and sentenced to death.

1993: Israel's Supreme Court overturns conviction after evidence from KGB files identifies another man as "Ivan the Terrible."

1998: Regains U.S. citizenship.

1999: U.S. Justice Dept. files civil complaint against Demjanjuk claiming he served as a guard at the Sobibor and Majdanek camps in occupied Poland and of being a member of an SS unit.

2002: Demjanjuk is stripped of his U.S. citizenship for second time.

2005: U.S. immigration judge says Demjanjuk can be deported to Germany, Poland or Ukraine.

March 2009: German court in Munich issues arrest warrant for Demjanjuk.

April 2009: Demjanjuk loses bid to have deportation halted, but appeals all the way to U.S. Supreme Court.

May 2009: Supreme Court judge decides not to hear appeal, clearing way for deportation to Germany.

May 12, 2009: Demjanjuk arrives in Germany to face charges.

May 26, 2009: Demjanjuk is transferred from prison in Munich to a hospital after developing gout.

July 3, 2009: Demjanjuk is deemed fit to stand trial.

July 8, 2009: German high court rules Demjanjuk's deportation legal.