In Esquire's November 2009 issue, Scott Raab wrote the definitive profile of John Demjanuk, a man who faces trial as an accessory to 27,900 Nazi murders. As his trial begins today, read on for his story; it's one that explains the complications of finding justice when it comes to the Holocaust. (To read even more features from Esquire, go here.)
Were we not speaking of the Holocaust - Shoah, the Greatest Crime Ever Perpetrated, a Darkness Inexplicable, Pure Evil Incarnate - it would be funny. (Go here to read all of our Funny Jokes from Beautiful Women.)
Because it is the Holocaust, however, it is hilarious: No greater monster left alive, John Demjanjuk sits where Hitler once sat - in a cell in Munich's Stadelheim prison - waiting for his lunch, and for justice to be done to him again.
Again. As the dwindling few real-life Nazis march day by day to hell, as their numbers shrink and our remembrance fades, the faceless face on atrocity's Most Wanted poster is again - again - thisRead More »from This Man is Standing Trial for the Holocaust... Even Though He Was Never a Nazi