Schwabischen Zeitung | 23Jun2009 | Holocaust Industry
[In German; W.Z. summary below.]
Thomas Walther: The man who
brings Demjanjuk into court
Prior to his impending retirement in 2006 as district court judge since
1988 in Landau, Germany, 66-year-old Thomas Walther approached the
Central Office for the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes in Ludwigsburg and
shortly thereafter became one of four judges (along with prosecutors
and police officers) to take up the case of John Demjanjuk.
Early in 2008, Mr. Walther examined transport lists (and Yad Vashem
archives) of trains from Westerbork [Germany] to Sobibor [Poland]
between 02 April and 20 June 1943 and identified 29,547 German Jews,
who were [presumably] murdered on the day of their arrival. [Mr.
Walther alleges that John Demjanjuk was a guard in Sobibor at this
Mr. Walther spent many weeks researching the Yad Vashem archives in
Jerusalem, the Federal Archives in Germany, National archives in
Washington and the Red Cross Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen.
The rest of the article recycles the umbriage from the Jerusalem Show
Trial in 1988 alleging John Demjanjuk was a sadistic guard in
Treblinka, but the article does not mention Treblinka at all. Instead,
it refers to Trawniki, Sobibor, Okzow, Flossenburg, operation
"Reinhardt". This is the usual "Trial by News Media" that has been
perfected over the years.
mental stability of Thomas Walther is illustrated by his alleged remark
that he considers this John Demjanjuk case to be the pinnacle of his
career: "Was Größeres als Demjanjuk kommt nicht nach!" which translates
into something like "Nothing comes bigger than Demjanjuk!"
wonders why Mr. Walther didn't finish off his career by examining
American war crimes against Germans upon the liberation of Dachau, or
the millions of German POWs that died because of General Dwight
Eisenhower's hatred of Germans or the several million Germans who were
ethnically cleansed after WWII?]