Accused Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk put on trial in Israel 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1987)

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(Monday February 16, 1987)John Demjanjuk went on trial today in Jerusalem, accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,” a guard at the Treblinka Nazi concentration camp during The Holocaust.

Demjanjuk was accused of committing murder and acts of extraordinarily savage violence against camp prisoners during 1942–43.

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