Report: Demjanjuk Secretly Buried in U.S.

Convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk was secretly buried in the United States on March 31, the Ukrainian News reported on Wednesday. The report quoted Rostyslav Novozhenets, deputy head of the Ukrainian Republican Party, saying he heard the news from Demjanjuk’s son, John Demjanjuk Jr., who sent him an email describing the place of burial.

Demjanjuk was born in the Ukraine and, after escaping the United States, kept in contact with the local community there.

John Demjanjuk Jr. reportedly confirmed that his father was buried, but requested the place not be divulged. According to the report, a few people attended the funeral ceremony, including family, the attorney from Germany, Ulrich Busch, and the attorneys from the U.S. who defended Demjanjuk when he was extradited and deprived American citizenship.

Demjanjuk’s son and lawyer refused to reveal any information about the burial to Haaretz. The fact he was buried in secrecy suggests the family is concerned the place will turn into a site for neo-Nazis or a source of harassment by other groups.

For more, visit

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Report: Demjanjuk Secretly Buried in U.S.

Thank you!

This article has been sent!