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Waiting for Justice

After reading Efraim Zuroff’s May 27 op-ed, “Hunting Demjanjuk,” I find it painful and frustrating that both Israel and the United States could screw up a simple trial of a Ukrainian collaborator like John Demjanjuk. It took Germany finally to convict him. And there are dozens of Demjanjuks still alive in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia.

I know. A Ukrainian police captain named Pertsak killed my two sisters and 25 members of my family in September 1942. He fled to Scotland after the war, but was finally tracked down by British intelligence in the 1990s. But he died of a heart attack before a trial, thus depriving me and my sister, Bella, and my brother, Shlomeh, of the chance to see justice done.

Jack Nusan Porter

Newtonville, Mass.




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