John Demjanjuk

1920 - 2012

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John Demjanjuk (born Ivan Mykolaiovych Demjanjuk; Ukrainian: Іван Миколайович Дем'янюк; 3 April 1920 – 17 March 2012) was a Ukrainian-American who served as a Trawniki man and Nazi camp guard at Sobibor extermination camp, Majdanek, and Flossenbürg. Demjanjuk became the center of global media attention in the 1980s, when he was tried and convicted after being misidentified as "Ivan the Terrible", a notoriously cruel watchman at Treblinka extermination camp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Demjanjuk has received more than 4,779,533 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Demjanjuk is the 20th most popular engineer (up from 22nd in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 68th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Engineer.

John Demjanjuk is most famous for being falsely accused of being the Nazi death camp guard known as "Ivan the Terrible."

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Among engineers, John Demjanjuk ranks 20 out of 325Before him are Umberto Nobile, Alexei Kosygin, Jiro Horikoshi, Jack Kilby, Fritz Todt, and Willy Messerschmitt. After him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Hans Albert Einstein, Andrei Tupolev, José Echegaray, Hermann Oberth, and Artem Mikoyan.

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Among people born in 1920, John Demjanjuk ranks 24Before him are Traudl Junge, Zecharia Sitchin, Boris Vian, Frank Herbert, Melina Mercouri, and Amália Rodrigues. After him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Richard von Weizsäcker, Owen Chamberlain, Mickey Rooney, Walter Matthau, and Ravi Shankar. Among people deceased in 2012, John Demjanjuk ranks 19Before him are Michael Clarke Duncan, Ernest Borgnine, Carroll Shelby, Elinor Ostrom, George Tupou V, and Sylvia Kristel. After him are Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Larry Hagman, Ravi Shankar, and Sven Hassel.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, John Demjanjuk ranks 58 out of 913Before him are Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Levi Eshkol (1895), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), Isaac Babel (1894), Symon Petliura (1879), and Anton Makarenko (1888). After him are Oleg Antonov (1906), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), Boris Shcherbina (1919), and Selman Waksman (1888).

Among ENGINEERS In Ukraine

Among engineers born in Ukraine, John Demjanjuk ranks 2Before him are Sergei Korolev (1906). After him are Borys Paton (1918), Valentin Glushko (1908), Stephen Timoshenko (1878), Yuri Kondratyuk (1897), Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896), Arkhip Lyulka (1908), and Markus Reiner (1886).