U.S. industrialist Armand Hammer, who provided evidence that prompted John Demjanjuk's extradition from the United States, said Monday in China that he agreed with the judges who convicted the retired U.S. autoworker of Nazi war crimes. "There is no question in my mind that the man is guilty," said the multimillionaire oil baron, who is in Beijing celebrating his 90th birthday and signing licensing and joint venture agreements.
"(He) was responsible for hundreds of thousands of Jews being put into gas chambers where they suffered a horrible death," Hammer said. Hammer traveled to the Soviet Union to retrieve an identification card that bore a photo of "Ivan the Terrible." An FBI analysis of the photo positively identified the man as Demjanjuk, who was then extradited to Israel after a ruling by an Ohio judge.