This is an essential work for understanding judicial reckoning with mass atrocity in our time."--Michael R. Marrus, professor emeritus, University of Toronto "The Right Wrong Man is powerful, richly observed, and darkly entertaining.
Author: Lawrence Douglas
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Now the subject of the Netflix documentary The Devil Next Door The incredible story of the most convoluted legal odyssey involving Nazi war crimes 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.
6 Lawrence Douglas, The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016), 156–57.
7 The “atrocity paradigm” achieved its supreme expression at Nuremberg, ...
Author: John J. Michalczyk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A distinguished group of scholars from Germany, Israel and right across the United States are brought together in Nazi Law to investigate the ways in which Hitler and the Nazis used the law as a weapon, mainly against the Jews, to establish and progress their master plan for German society. The book looks at how, after assuming power in 1933, the Nazi Party manipulated the legal system and the constitution in its crusade against Communists, Jews, homosexuals, as well as Jehovah's Witnesses and other religious and racial minorities, resulting in World War II and the Holocaust. It then goes on to analyse how the law was subsequently used by the opponents of Nazism in the wake of World War Two to punish them in the war crime trials at Nuremberg. This is a valuable edited collection of interest to all scholars and students interested in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
His scholarly books include The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in
the Trials of the Holocaust (2005) and The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk
and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial (2016), which was selected by the New
Author: Norman J. W. Goda
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Since the end of World War II, the ongoing efforts aimed at criminal prosecution, restitution, and other forms of justice in the wake of the Holocaust have constituted one of the most significant episodes in the history of human rights and international law. As such, they have attracted sustained attention from historians and legal scholars. This edited collection substantially enlarges the topical and disciplinary scope of this burgeoning field, exploring such varied subjects as literary analysis of Hannah Arendt’s work, the restitution case for Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, and the ritualistic aspects of criminal trials.
Conflicts after the Second World War did not produce as many national criminal
proceedings. ... Lawrence Douglas, The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and
the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial (Princeton, NJ, 2016) chs. 2–3. See also ...
Author: Robert Cryer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A leading work in the field of international criminal law, which is accessible, comprehensive and up to date.
In advance of the 2020 election, legal scholar Lawrence Douglas prepares readers for a less-than-peaceful transition of power.
Author: Lawrence Douglas
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Political Science
In advance of the 2020 election, legal scholar Lawrence Douglas prepares readers for a less-than-peaceful transition of power. It doesn't require a strong imagination to get a sense of the mayhem Trump will unleash if he loses a closely contested election. It is no less disturbing to imagine Trump still insisting that he is the rightful leader of the nation. With millions of diehard supporters firmly believing that their revered president has been toppled by malignant forces of the Deep State, Trump could remain a force of constitutional chaos for years to come. WILL TRUMP GO? addresses such questions as: How might Trump engineer his refusal to acknowledge electoral defeat? What legal and extra-legal paths could he pursue in mobilizing a challenge to the electoral outcome? What legal, political, institutional, and popular mechanisms can be used to stop him? What would be the fallout of a failure to remove him from office? What would be the fallout of a successful effort to unseat him? Can our democracy snap back from Trump? Trump himself has essentially told the nation he will never accept electoral defeat. A book that prepares us for Trump's refusal to concede, then, is hardly speculative; it is a necessary precaution against a coming crisis.
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Terrible. ... For previous developments see Facts On File 1992, p. ... 1 issued a
restraining order to keep Demjanjuk in custody until Israeli prosecutors decided
whether to pursue separate war-crime ... that Demjanjuk had been an inmate at
Trawniki, a camp in Poland where the Nazis had trained Soviet prisoners to work
as ... This dark-haired man looked nothing at all like the fair-haired John Demjanjuk.
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If you can ' t even control this , ” he told the justices , “ you ' re making a mockery
of the trial . ... You take things the wrong way . ... An Israeli who defends a person
accused of crimes against the Jewish people will be subject to a difficult internal
conflict ... But the American prosecutors merely had to prove that John Demjanjuk
had lied on his natJohn Demianiuk had lied on ... A Nazi colleague quoted
Eichmann ' s address to his men before the end of the war : “ I shall leap into my
Problems of Crime and Punishment zations committed to punishing
perpetraFRANCES JETTER Leading the other side are Jewish ... has no Should
the U.S. use Soviet evidence against accused war criminals ? choice but to settle
for Soviet evidence . ... says osi Director Neal man occupation of his native
Estonia , he U.S. , including that of John Demjanjuk , Sher . The osi is satisfied it
has the right was chief of a Nazi concentration camp in the retired autoworker
from Cleveland man .
The Demjanjuk trial was soon bogged down in minute details and legal
technicalities as lawyers for both sides ... Haunted by indecision , he believed in
astrology , felt that invading Great Britain would be wrong , and even slept till
noon on D - Day . ... His most serious mistake , however , was the invasion of the
USSR so late in the year . ... 95 , call for rights . ... the United States extradited
retired autoworker John Demjanjuk to Israel to stand trial for war crimes
committed at the Nazi ...
1981: Ruled that John Demjanjuk, allegedly a guard known as “Ivan the Terrible”
at the Treblinka concentration camp in Poland during WWII, lied on his
immigration papers to conceal his past as a Nazi guard. Battisti ordered that ...
1985: Ordered John Demjanjuk extradited to Israel to stand trial on charges that
he committed war crimes while serving as a guard at Treblinka. ... He tends to
ramble on at sentencing about his philosophy of life and appears to be genuinely good-hearted.
If the survivors still want John Dem- janjuk to be punished, they are not alone. "
We are going to prove to the Supreme Court," says Assistant Prosecutor Dafna
Bainvol, "that he is a Nazi war criminal who was at least in Sobibor and
Flossenburg. " Thus, in seventeen years, the case against Demjanjuk has come
full circle, back to the two original wartime locations alleged by Soviet authorities
in 1975. ... If he was one of the big sadists, destroying the people, I think I would
wonder if this powerful law could be used against the wrong people ; namely ,
rabid internationalists . Perhaps they were worried ... As the last Nazi war criminals die off , some new group will have to be hounded . No quarry , no