Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Justice is Served

When Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany, the destruction and mass murdering of many innocent people was imminent. In order to help facilitate this, many concentration camps were created which were run by guards. Even after the many years from the Holocaust to the present, the repercussions of this blight on world history are still taking place.
Eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk is being put on trial for committing the serious crime as being a suspected guard at a Nazi concentration camp. It is believed that Demjanjuk was a guard at the Sobibor network of camps located in Poland, and may have been responsible for the deaths of 27,900 Jewish people. He denies being a guard at Sobibor, but there are records showing his name and transfer orders located at this camp. As there are no living eyewitnesses to have seen Demjanjuk at this camp, prosecutors will not have the testimonies of anyone. If Demjanjuk is convicted of this heinous crime, he will most likely be subjected to spend the rest of his life behind bars. However, if he does escape this fate, he may possibly be alienated, as he is without a passport, and no country wants to be associated with him. This riveting, nail-biting trial is likely to be the last Holocaust trial to receive a lot of public attention. Even if Demjanjuk is not imprisoned, he will always be a prisoner to the potential regret that may plague his thoughts.

-Jackie G.
Period 7


Erika said...

Wow, it's amazing to think that it's been so many years already and events of the Holocaust are still found in the modern day. Great article!

tashasquash2 said...

This is a great blog displaying the integrity of justice being served. 68 years after the Holocaust, there is still justice. It stinks for John Demjanjuk who is 89 years old and is going to be dealing with court hearings and also with the fact he was associated with the murder of 27,900 people. It is sad to think of all the innocent lives that were taken during this massive genocide. I am glad to see that there is some form of justice being served.

Maggie H. said...

I really like this story. i was actually going to do this one, so im glad someone else did it. the Holocaust is a very interesting topic to me, and im glad someone else has that interest too.

Stefanie said...

That's really interesting how they can still punish him for doing things about fifty years ago!! I hope that he gets punished and if he doesn't, I hope that he can't find anywhere to live!