The Honorable Consul General
The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5193
Fax: (323) 930 2805
12 April 2011
Honorable Consul General:
I am writing out of concern that a grave injustice is being done to John Demjanjuk. It has been discovered and made known that the US government agency which has been prosecuting Mr. Demjanjuk has concealed potentially exculpatory evidence. According to an exclusive Associated Press report:
"An FBI report kept secret for 25 years said the Soviet Union 'quite likely fabricated' evidence central to the prosecution of John Demjanjuk."
This agency is the Office of Special Investigations of the Justice Department. The evidence relates to the so-called Nazi personal identification card which is the keystone piece of evidence in charges that Demjanjuk served as a guard at the Sobibor camp. This Identity card was required to be carried at all times by Demjanjuk. The Soviets did not explain how they acquired the Id. Card, although it has been claimed that Demjanjuk had forgotten the card at Sobibor in 1943.
The Office of Special Investigations has a history of faking evidence and concealing facts favorable to its targets. It would be most unfortunate if the German Courts put any faith in evidence produced either by the Soviets or the OSI. Clearly Mr. Demjanjuk should be given help in clearing his name.
I would like to ask that you forward my concern to the German Government.
Thank you for your concern for justice and the rights of a falsely accused American.
C/O Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro, CA 92143
Telephone: 209 682 5327
cc: Consul Ulrich Fischer, Legal Affairs