The Right Wrong Man John Demjanjuk And The Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial

Author: Lawrence Douglas
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691125708
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In 2009, Harper's Magazine sent war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas to Munich to cover the last chapter of the lengthiest case ever to arise from the Holocaust: the trial of eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk’s legal odyssey began in 1975, when American investigators received evidence alleging that the Cleveland autoworker and naturalized US citizen had collaborated in Nazi genocide. In the years that followed, Demjanjuk was stripped of his American citizenship and sentenced to death by a Jerusalem court as "Ivan the Terrible" of Treblinka―only to be cleared in one of the most notorious cases of mistaken identity in legal history. Finally, in 2011, after eighteen months of trial, a court in Munich convicted the native Ukrainian of assisting Hitler’s SS in the murder of 28,060 Jews at Sobibor, a death camp in eastern Poland.


An award-winning novelist as well as legal scholar, Douglas offers a compulsively readable history of Demjanjuk’s bizarre case. The Right Wrong Man is both a gripping eyewitness account of the last major Holocaust trial to galvanize world attention and a vital meditation on the law’s effort to bring legal closure to the most horrific chapter in modern history.


The Right Wrong Man

Author: Lawrence Douglas
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873150
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The Right Wrong Man is both a gripping eyewitness account of the last major Holocaust trial to galvanize world attention and a vital meditation on the law’s effort to bring legal closure to the most horrific chapter in modern history.

Useful Enemies

Author: Richard Rashke
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480401595
Size: 48.89 MB
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The heroes in this story are men and women such as Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman and Justice Department prosecutor Eli Rosenbaum, who worked for decades to hold hearings, find and investigate alleged Nazi war criminals, and successfully ...

Justifying Genocide

Author: Stefan Ihrig
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674915178
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As Stefan Ihrig shows in this first comprehensive study, many Germans sympathized with the Ottomans’ longstanding repression of the Armenians and with the Turks’ program of extermination during World War I. In the Nazis’ version of ...

Kristallnacht 1938

Author: Alan E Steinweis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674036239
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Kristallnacht revealed to the world the intent and extent of Nazi Judeophobia. However, it was seen essentially as the work of the Nazi leadership.

Jewish Honor Courts

Author: Jockusch. Laura
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 081433878X
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Taken as a whole, the essays in Jewish Honor Courts illustrate the great caution and integrity brought to the agonizing task of identifying and punishing collaborators, a process that helped survivors to reclaim their agency, reassert their ...

Imperial Gamble

Author: Marvin Kalb
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815726651
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Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, traces how the Crimea of Catherine the Great became a global tinder box.

The Nazi Hunters

Author: Andrew Nagorski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476771871
Size: 10.55 MB
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"Describes the small group of men and women who sought out former Nazis all over the world after the Nuremberg trials, refusing to let their crimes be forgotten or allowing them to quietly live inconspicuous, normal lives."--NoveList.

The Nazis Next Door

Author: Eric Lichtblau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547669224
Size: 28.95 MB
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"A captivating book rooted in first-rate research." — New York Times Book Review New York Times bestseller — Espionage category For the first time, once-secret government records and interviews tell the full story of the thousands of ...

Europe On Trial

Author: Istvan Deak
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0813347904
Size: 43.30 MB
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Europe on Trial helps us to understand the many moral consequences both during and immediately following World War II.

War Pacification And Mass Murder 1939

Author: Jürgen Matthäus
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442231424
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This invaluable work traces the role of the Einsatzgruppen of the Security Police and SD, the core group of Himmler’s murder units involved in the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question,” during and immediately after the German ...