Calgary Herald | 19May2011| Lubomyr Luciuk

Different fates

By Lubomyr Luciuk, For the Calgary Herald May 19, 2011 

Re: "Wheels of justice turn slowly for Demjanjuk," Letter, May 17, 2011.

Back in 1987, a New York City resident, Jacob Tannenbaum, was identified as a Jewish kapo who served the Nazis at the Gorlitz prison camp.

He was not prosecuted because of his age (75) and reported ill health. Explaining this leniency, Rabbi Marvin Hier, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, proclaimed: "There are no Jewish John Demjanjuks." There also are no Ukrainian Jacob Tannenbaums.

Lubomyr Luciuk, Toronto

Lubomyr Luciuk is director of research for the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association.