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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 in Israel after being misidentified as Ivan the Terrible, a notoriously cruel watchman at Treblinka extermination camp. In 1993 the verdict was overturned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Demjanjuk has received more than 5,606,883 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). John Demjanjuk is the 18th most popular engineer (up from 20th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 58th 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 18 out of 323Before him are Anatoly Dyatlov, Alexei Kosygin, Otto Lilienthal, Umberto Nobile, Fritz Todt, and Willy Messerschmitt. After him are Hans Albert Einstein, Jack Kilby, Andrei Tupolev, Hermann Oberth, Artem Mikoyan, and Tsutomu Yamaguchi.

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Among people born in 1920, John Demjanjuk ranks 28Before him are Montgomery Clift, Boris Vian, Owen Chamberlain, Richard von Weizsäcker, Walter Matthau, and Helmut Newton. After him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Ravi Shankar, Douglass North, Nicolaas Bloembergen, François Jacob, and Clarice Lispector. Among people deceased in 2012, John Demjanjuk ranks 20Before him are Rita Levi-Montalcini, Yitzhak Shamir, Ernest Borgnine, Sylvia Kristel, Elinor Ostrom, and Robin Gibb. After him are Tony Scott, Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, Ravi Shankar, Jean Giraud, and Sven Hassel.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, John Demjanjuk ranks 62 out of 1,083Before him are Levi Eshkol (1895), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), Nikolai Podgorny (1903), Selman Waksman (1888), and Daniel of Galicia (1201). After him are Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Isaac Babel (1894), Moshe Sharett (1894), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Larisa Latynina (1934), and Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939).

Among ENGINEERS In Ukraine

Among engineers born in Ukraine, John Demjanjuk ranks 2Before him are Sergei Korolev (1906). After him are Valentin Glushko (1908), Yuri Kondratyuk (1897), Stephen Timoshenko (1878), Borys Paton (1918), Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896), Arkhip Lyulka (1908), Georgy Langemak (1898), and Markus Reiner (1886).