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Jewish Daily Forward | 27Nov2012 | JTA

Ivan The Terrible's Death Not Caused by Meds

Court: Medication Played No Role in John Demjanjuk's Death

Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk’s death was not hastened by medication administered at a nursing home in Bavaria, prosecutors said.

Ulrich Busch, an attorney for Demjanjuk, who died in March, filed a complaint in May with German prosecutors asking them to open an investigation of five doctors and a nurse, alleging that the pain medication they gave to Demjanjuk added to his kidney problems.

The investigation of the allegations was closed after no evidence indicated that the doctors made an error, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The complaint had said that a specific pain medication, common in Germany but banned in the United States, led to Demjanjuk’s death as he awaited an appeal of his conviction last year by a Munich court for his role in the murder of 27,900 people at the Sobibor camp in Poland.

[W.Z. The Holocaust Industry insists on pursuing its evil ways. Note the use of the term "Ivan the Terrible" in the title -- the term used by five Jewish Nazi collaborators in the Jerusalem 1987 trial, who maliciously and falsely identified Mr. Demjanjuk as Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka. Secondly, the article describes Mr. Demjanjuk as a "Nazi war criminal", when such a designation is inappropriate and false. Because the German Court of Appeal did not examine and rule on the validity of the verdict of the Munich lower court, Mr. Demjanjuk died and remains a person innocent of the charges against him.]