- 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.

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