John Demjanjuk
John Demjanjuk is a retired Ukrainian-American
Ukrainian Americans are citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have recently emigrated to the United States and are of Ukrainian ancestry. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population...

 auto worker who gained notoriety after being accused numerous times of Holocaust
The Holocaust
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-related war crime
War crime
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Born near Kiev
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population as of the 2001 census was 2,611,300. However, higher numbers have been cited in the press....

 in the territory of Ukraine during the Polish–Soviet War, just prior to the Kiev Offensive, which at the time was a de facto part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Demjanjuk emigrated to the United States in 1952 and was granted citizenship six years later.