- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BERLIN (AP) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has made alleged death camp guard John Demjanjuk No. 1 on its most-wanted list of Nazi war criminals.

Efraim Zuroff, director of the center in Jerusalem, said Tuesday the move reflects the importance of efforts to deport Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN’-yuk) from the U.S. to Germany so he can stand trial.

The 89-year-old suburban Cleveland man faces an arrest warrant in Germany that accuses him of working as a guard in 1943 at a death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

The Wiesenthal Center’s most-wanted Nazi had been SS doctor Aribert Heim. In a February television interview, Heim’s son claimed his father died in 1992 in Cairo. Zuroff said Heim has been moved into a special category while that claim is investigated.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide