Milestones: Aug. 10, 1987

EXECUTION REVEALED. Of Fedor Fedorenko, 79, who in 1984 became the first Nazi war criminal to be extradited from the U.S. to the Soviet Union; in Simferopol, Soviet Crimea. Fedorenko was stripped of his U.S. citizenship in 1981 for failing to report his service as a Treblinka concentration-camp guard. In June 1986 the Soviets convicted him of participating in the murder of 800,000 inmates.


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