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Demjanjuk Deported to Germany

On Monday May 11, 2009, Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk was deported from the United States to Germany. Earlier in the day he was removed from his suburban Cleveland, Ohio home in the presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. His plane departed from the Cleveland airport at 7:13 p.m.

The previous week, the U.S. Supreme Court and a German court both ruled to deny a stay of deportation for Demjanjuk. An arrest warrant charging Demjanjuk as an accessory to the murder of 29,000 civilians at Sobibor concentration camp in 1943 was issued by officials in Berlin. Demjanjuk now faces a war crimes trial in Germany.