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The only man to have been convicted in Britain of Nazi war crimes has died in Norwich prison. Anthony Sawoniuk, 84, was serving two life sentences after being found guilty of murdering 18 Jews in the UK's first war crimes trial.

 

The former British Rail ticket collector was found guilty in 1999 of crimes committed in his home town of Domachevo, Belarus. He lost an appeal against his conviction in 2000. Police said Sawoniuk was believed to have died of natural causes and his death was not being treated as suspicious.

 

Genocide role

 

He was tried at the Old Bailey, London, and jailed for his role in the Nazi genocide in eastern Europe after more than 50 years at liberty. Sawoniuk, who moved to the UK after the war, sealed his own fate with a letter written in the early 1950s to his half-brother Mikolai in Poland.

 

At the time, all mail from the West was vetted by the KGB, which already had Sawoniuk on its records of possible war criminals who had escaped abroad. As the Soviet Union began to break down in the mid-1980s the list was submitted to British authorities. However, Sawoniuk's name had been spelled wrong. Only in 1993, when the names were reviewed, did it emerge that one of the men on the KGB records had moved to Britain.

 

Rail worker

 

By the 1990s Sawoniuk had retired after an unremarkable routine of 25 years working as a ticket collector for British Rail, and living in Bermondsey, south London.

He had slipped into the UK under the guise of a Polish patriot after switching sides late on in the conflict. Sawoniuk was born on 7 March 1921, in the harsh climate of Domachevo. As a boy he would have starved if it were not for the generosity of local wealthy Jewish families.

 

But when the Germans arrived in 1941, he took up with the Nazi police force to help with the suppression and genocide of local Jews.

 

Shot Jews

 

During his trial, the jury heard from an eyewitness how he watched Sawoniuk tell two men and a woman to strip beside an open grave and then shot them. The court also heard how he mowed down 15 people with a submachine gun and pushed their bodies into an open grave. The jury travelled to Belarus to visit the scenes during the trial.

 

In February 2005 Sawoniuk was transferred to Norwich Prison from Kingston Jail in Portsmouth and was held in a unit for elderly life prisoners. A police spokeswoman said a normal coroner's inquiry would now take place.

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As a boy he would have starved if it were not for the generosity of local wealthy Jewish families.

 

ungreatfull twat.

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Quite a common reaction to charity. Just goes to show, we should never, ever be kind to the poor.

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Just think of all them lads who probably cheeked him when he was collecting tickets...........

 

he probably smiled quietly to himself thinking "if only they knew...... and if I got the chance again"

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Just think of all them lads who probably cheeked him when he was collecting tickets...........

 

he probably smiled quietly to himself thinking "if only they knew...... and if I got the chance again"

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There's something very pleasing about a nazi war criminal being reduced to a disgruntled British Rail employee, overcharging Jews by 10p. Should never have been imprisoned, he was already serving his sentence.

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Should have been made to dig his own grave before being shot tbh.

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Then made to poo in it until it was full and pushed in.

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Should have been made to dig his own grave before being shot tbh.

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Then made to poo in it until it was full and pushed in.

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Be grateful to go the same way myself, when the time comes.

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Just think of all them lads who probably cheeked him when he was collecting tickets...........

 

he probably smiled quietly to himself thinking "if only they knew...... and if I got the chance again"

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Just goes to show be careful who your being cheeky to, you never know what their capable of.

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Just think of all them lads who probably cheeked him when he was collecting tickets...........

 

he probably smiled quietly to himself thinking "if only they knew...... and if I got the chance again"

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Just goes to show be careful who your being cheeky to, you never know what their capable of.

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'you're' 'they're'

 

Wacky, your English is fucking bobbins, son! :D:D

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Just think of all them lads who probably cheeked him when he was collecting tickets...........

 

he probably smiled quietly to himself thinking "if only they knew...... and if I got the chance again"

53821[/snapback]

 

 

Just goes to show be careful who your being cheeky to, you never know what their capable of.

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'you're' 'they're'

 

Wacky, your English is fucking bobbins, son! :D:D

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Give is a break I've just rolled oot me scratcher. Anyway watch who you're being cheeky to

:D

 

Happier now

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Just think of all them lads who probably cheeked him when he was collecting tickets...........

 

he probably smiled quietly to himself thinking "if only they knew...... and if I got the chance again"

53821[/snapback]

 

 

Just goes to show be careful who your being cheeky to, you never know what their capable of.

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i'm sure there are stupid yanks around who probaly bumped into the Kray Twins and didn't apologise.....................

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aye - the name on his birth certificate in Serbia is

 

Slobodan Michaelovitch Mancmurderer

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Can't trust anyone called Slobodan. Just something very sinister about that name.

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aye - the name on his birth certificate in Serbia is

 

Slobodan Michaelovitch Mancmurderer

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His real name is even dafter sounding :D

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Man who assumed baby's ID jailed

 

Christopher Edward Buckingham refuses to reveal his true identity

A man who has used the name of a dead baby for the past 23 years, but who refuses to reveal his true identity, has been jailed for 21 months.

 

Christopher Edward Buckingham stole his name in 1983 from the birth certificate of a baby who died 20 years earlier.

 

He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court after admitting that he had obtained a passport by deception.

 

During police interviews he said he was Lord Buckingham and had inherited the title on his father's death in 1982.

 

He was arrested in Dover in January after arriving at the port by ferry.

 

'Living a lie'

 

A letterhead bearing the Buckingham coat of arms was found in his possession.

 

However, the College of Arms said no-one was currently registered to use the coat of arms, which were last held in the early 1700s.

 

Speaking after Buckingham was sentenced, Det Con Dave Sprigs, the officer in charge of the case, said he doubted he would ever reveal his true identity.

 

"He's obviously got something to hide. He's lived a lie for 23 years and he's still living it.

 

"He knows that unless we find something on him, he's just going to keep saying I'm Christopher Edward Buckingham."

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Nazi war criminal dies in Britain

 

The only man to have been convicted in Britain of Nazi war crimes has died in Norwich prison.  Anthony Sawoniuk, 84, was serving two life sentences after being found guilty of murdering 18 Jews in the UK's first war crimes trial.

 

The former British Rail ticket collector was found guilty in 1999 of crimes committed in his home town of Domachevo, Belarus.  He lost an appeal against his conviction in 2000.  Police said Sawoniuk was believed to have died of natural causes and his death was not being treated as suspicious.

 

Genocide role

 

He was tried at the Old Bailey, London, and jailed for his role in the Nazi genocide in eastern Europe after more than 50 years at liberty.  Sawoniuk, who moved to the UK after the war, sealed his own fate with a letter written in the early 1950s to his half-brother Mikolai in Poland.

 

At the time, all mail from the West was vetted by the KGB, which already had Sawoniuk on its records of possible war criminals who had escaped abroad.  As the Soviet Union began to break down in the mid-1980s the list was submitted to British authorities.  However, Sawoniuk's name had been spelled wrong. Only in 1993, when the names were reviewed, did it emerge that one of the men on the KGB records had moved to Britain.

 

Rail worker

 

By the 1990s Sawoniuk had retired after an unremarkable routine of 25 years working as a ticket collector for British Rail, and living in Bermondsey, south London. 

He had slipped into the UK under the guise of a Polish patriot after switching sides late on in the conflict.  Sawoniuk was born on 7 March 1921, in the harsh climate of Domachevo. As a boy he would have starved if it were not for the generosity of local wealthy Jewish families.

 

But when the Germans arrived in 1941, he took up with the Nazi police force to help with the suppression and genocide of local Jews.

 

Shot Jews

 

During his trial, the jury heard from an eyewitness how he watched Sawoniuk tell two men and a woman to strip beside an open grave and then shot them.  The court also heard how he mowed down 15 people with a submachine gun and pushed their bodies into an open grave.  The jury travelled to Belarus to visit the scenes during the trial.

 

In February 2005 Sawoniuk was transferred to Norwich Prison from Kingston Jail in Portsmouth and was held in a unit for elderly life prisoners.  A police spokeswoman said a normal coroner's inquiry would now take place.

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served his time though didn't he Rob ?

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Tough one for us Sandalistas

 

You could say it was the stupidity of youth that led him to do such things etc etc etc and he never reoffended

 

On the other hand he was a part of one of the darkest episodes of human history and he didn't exactly but his hand up after the war and admit his guilt

 

I don't particularly like the idea of very very old men dying in prison but in this case there was little alternative - he did some terrible things and he ahd to be punished - better late than never I guess

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