Will Zuzak; CRTC.005 = 1993-02-13 letter to Romanica/CBC; 1993-10-19
Dear Subscribers:
     This is my second response to Ms. Romanica:
February 13, 1993

Rachel Romanica
Corporate Communications
CBC Head Office
P.O. Box 8478
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3J5

Dear Ms. Romanica:
     Your letters dated Nov. 13, 1992 and Jan. 27, 1993 re the
Demjanjuk (please note spelling) case and war crimes issues
confirm the accusations I have made in my previous letters dated
Aug. 20 and Dec. 4, 1992. (Although I specifically refer to the
CBC, these accusations also apply to the Canadian news media, in

(1)  The CBC has not kept the Canadian public adequately informed
of developments in the John Demjanjuk case. This applies to both
the substantial evidence as to Mr. Demjanjuk's innocence, as well
as to the criminal culpability of the Office of Special
Investigations (OSI) and Israeli prosecutions in suppressing this
evidence. Your meagre coverage of evidence indicating Mr.
Demjanjuk's innocence does not at all compare in volume to the
extensive coverage of the denaturalization, extradition and
Jerusalem Show Trial. Even your latest item on The National, June
9, 1992, was eight months ago and there have been substantial
developments since then.
     [Even on this June 9, 1992 item, your Israeli correspondent,
Paul Workman, inappropriately interviewed Ephraim Zuroff who,
while conceeding Mr. Demjanjuk's innocence on the Treblinka
charges, implied that he is nevertheless guilty of something
else. This is the same Ephraim Zuroff with connections to the
OSI, Weisenthal Centres and Yad Vashem, who supplied the names of
29 innocent Canadians to the Deschenes Commission. And it is the
same Ephraim Zuroff who made Ukrainophobic comments during an
interview by Marc Levy broadcast on the 6:00 p.m. CBC Radio
National News, Jan. 12, 1993.]

(2)  You assure me that the CBC does not have "a deliberate
policy of censorship" regarding the inquiry of the Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeal into the conduct of the OSI of the U.S. Justice
Department in the case of John Demjanjuk. And yet you state: "Our
senior news officers are well aware that Judge Thomas Wiseman has
been appointed to inquire into John Demjanchuk's (sic)
extradition to Israel in 1986. ... We are following these
proceedings and will report on the deliberations if and when
developments warrant."
     To my knowledge, the CBC has never informed the Canadian
public of this inquiry initiated by Judges Merritt, Keith and
Lively of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal, nor of Judge
Wiseman's continuing interrogations of the OSI personnel involved
in the case. Why has the Canadian public not been informed of
these proceedings? If this does not constitute censorship, then
what does?

(3)  You once again justify the CBC's interview of Sol Littman,
despite my rejection of your explanation in my last letter. [Mr.
Littman was at the forefront in orchestrating a disinformation
campaign concerning Mengele to induce the Mulroney government to
establish the Deschenes Commission. He supplied the Commission
with 171 names plus 3 lists slandering innocent Canadians with
being war criminals. Documents from the John Demjanjuk case
indicate that Mr. Littman was corresponding with the criminal
element in the OSI and submitting disinformation to the Deschenes

(4)  You have not responded to my complaint of the CBC interview
of Mr. David Matas, Nov. 27, 1992. [Mr. Matas, acting on behalf
of Bnai Brith Canada, slandered 100 innocent Canadians of being
war criminals to the Deschenes Commission.]

(5)  With regard to the Luitjens case, could you give me the
particulars and the date when Ian Hanomansing's interview with
Mr. Luitjens lawyer was telecast? Similarly, can you give me the
particulars and date when The National reported "on why Mr.
Luitjens was not charged with crimes here in Canada"?
     You state that the Justice Department claimed that
deportation was "the better legal strategy". I would like to
point out that deportation cannot be equated with justice and,
indeed, as indicated by several cases of the OSI, is often a
blueprint for injustice. In Mr. Luitjens case, I understand that
he has been incarcerated in the Netherlands without ever having
had an opportunity to defend himself in court.
     After the Deschenes Commission Report was released to the
public in the spring of 1987, then Justice Minister Ray Hnatyshyn
publicly proclaimed that the government had opted for a made in
Canada solution. All cases would be treated in Canada. There
would be no denaturalizations, deportations or extraditions.
     To my knowledge, the federal government has never publicly
proclaimed a change to this policy, nor has the CBC challenged
the government to explain itself.

Yours sincerely

William Zuzak, Ph.D., P.Eng.

cc: CBC Ombudsman; CRTC
Will Zuzak; CRTC.005 = 1993-02-13 letter to Romanica/CBC; 1993-10-19