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September 26, 1980 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-26

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Alleged Nazi War Criminal Attempts
to Counter U.S. Charge Against Him

intern.)
ment or murder of Jews.
PHILADELPHIA (JTA)
The Jewish people
(Editor's note: David — Wolodymir Osidach took were the ones guarding
Gross is news editor of the witness stand in his de- the Jews," Konowal said.
the Jewish Exponent of naturalization trial in Fed- "It is embarrassing to the
Philadelphia and Marc eral Court here last week Jews but it's true."
The trial opened with
Sugarman is a staff trying to counter U.S. gov-
ernment charges that his prosecutor Neal Sher, de-
wartime activities were re- puty director of the Office of
sponsible for the deaths of Special Investigations in
thousands of Jews in the the U.S. Department of Jus-
Nazi-occupied Ukraine and tice, stating that, according
that he falsified this infor- to the law, a certificate of
mation when he applied to naturalization must be can-
enter the U.S. in 1949 and celled if it can be shown to
again when he became a have been illegally pro-
naturalized citizen in 1963. cured by wilfull conceal-
If U.S. Federal District ment or misrepresentation.
Court Judge Louis Bechtle,
Osidach, he contended,
OAK MANOR
who is hearing the case had already admitted at
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without a jury, finds pre-trial hearings that he
Osidach, 76, of Philadel- concealed his pre-war arrest
13710 W. 9 MILE
phia, guilty of misrepre- and prison record, as well as
Just W. of Coolidge
senting his past, the defen- his wartime activities, to
545-9387
dant could be stripped of his gain entry into the United
citizenship and face depor- States.
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When Osidach applied for
tation proceedings.
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Osidach's defense attor- entry under the Displaced
ney, Louis Konowal, argued Persons Act in 1949, Sher
in his opening statement be- charged, he maintained he
, fore a courtroom filled to had been a dairy technician
capacity, that his client was in Tomaszow, Poland, from
no more than a clerk in the 1936 through• 1944.
Ukrainian police and that
That, the government
MIKD NOVETSKY
he had nothing to do with insists, was a lie. Osidach
OWNER
the rounding up, imprison-
has since conceded that
he was a dairy technician
"for only a few weeks in
1941." He voluntarily left
that job, the government
charged, to enter the Uk-
rainian police in the
small town of Rawa
Ruska.
Dr. Aaron Allen Tuchklaper
He later rose to the rank
of police chief. "I couldn't
on the relocation
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policeman," Osidach tes-
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tified through an interpre-
ter. "I was taken to the
at 24101 Novi Rd., Novi, Mich.
police office because I knew
German, Polish and Ukrai-
nian and I knew how to type
. . . I considered myself a
Ukrainian clerk."
Osidach, a staunch Uk-
rainian nationalist, has as-
serted that his pre-war ar-
rest record stems from his
anti-Communist activities
with the outlawed Organ-
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Friday, September 26, 1980 15

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"In my opinion," replied
Hilberg, who was granted
"expert witness status," "it
would have been utterly
impossible not to have be-
come involved." Hilberg
also identified documents
listing Osidach as
"Hauptwachtmann" (police
chief) in Ruska during
1942-1943 and naming 10
officers in his command as
well as other papers submit-
ted as Osidach's medical
benefits and employment
insurance forms while on
the Nazi payroll.
, Tadeusz Sadowski, of
Silver Spring, Md., a spe-
cialist on Polish and Rus-
sian law for the Library of
Congress, also testified for
the prosecution. He iden-
tified and validated docu-
ments attesting to
Osidach's arrest and trial
for OUN activities in pre-
war Poland.

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long coming, it is the
stronger when it comes, and
the longer kept.


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