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December 29, 2005
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A U.S. judge ruled that John Demjanjuk could be deported to his native Ukraine. In a ruling Wednesday, Chief U.S. Immigration Judge Michael Creppy rejected Demjanjuk’s contention that he would be tortured in Ukraine. Demjanjuk, 85, served as a guard at the Sobibor, Majdanek and Flossenburg camps but lied about his past when he applied to enter the United States in 1952.

A Polish Jewish leader criticized a bus company’s recent advertisement for round-trip tickets to Auschwitz, with barbed wire in the ad’s background. The advertisement is “outrageous and beyond tasteless,” said Piotr Kadlcik, chairman of Poland’s Union of Religious Jewish Communities.

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