(CN) – Suspected Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk is expected to be deported from the United States to Germany by Tuesday, the German Justice Ministry said today. Awaiting him is an arrest warrant in Munich, charging him with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder at the Sobibor death camp.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Demjanjuk’s deportation appeal on Thursday, and on Friday the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement served him with notice to appear.
A federal judge revoked his U.S. citizenship in 2002, finding that Demjanjuk had concealed his service for the Nazis at Sobibor. He is expected to be detained at a prison hospital in Munich while his case proceeds.
Political commentator and former Republican presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan has allied himself with Demjanjuk for years, claiming Demjanjuk was treated unfairly in U.S. courts.
Calling him an “American Dreyfuss,” one recent Buchanan column about Demjanjuk, posted on Buchanan’s Web site in April, includes this stirring sentence: “How many men in the history of this country have been so relentlessly pursued and remorselessly persecuted?”