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The Resource The right wrong man : John Demjanjuk and the last great Nazi war crimes trial, Lawrence Douglas

The right wrong man : John Demjanjuk and the last great Nazi war crimes trial, Lawrence Douglas

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The right wrong man : John Demjanjuk and the last great Nazi war crimes trial
Title
The right wrong man
Title remainder
John Demjanjuk and the last great Nazi war crimes trial
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Lawrence Douglas
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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 twice 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.--
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Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
341.6/90268
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.D44
LC item number
D68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The right wrong man : John Demjanjuk and the last great Nazi war crimes trial, Lawrence Douglas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-319) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The beginning of the end of something -- John in America -- Ivan in Israel -- Demjanjuk redux -- Demjanjuk in Munich -- Was damals recht war... -- Memory into history -- History into law -- The trial by history-- The right wrong man
Control code
ocn904144462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780691125701
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015007801
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904144462
Label
The right wrong man : John Demjanjuk and the last great Nazi war crimes trial, Lawrence Douglas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The beginning of the end of something -- John in America -- Ivan in Israel -- Demjanjuk redux -- Demjanjuk in Munich -- Was damals recht war... -- Memory into history -- History into law -- The trial by history-- The right wrong man
Control code
ocn904144462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780691125701
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015007801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904144462

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