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.
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