American feminist arrested for advocating birth control

On February 16, 1916, feminist and anarchist Emma Goldman was arrested in New York City for advocating birth control.



Learn more about Emma Goldman and her defense of reproductive rights from the University of California, Berkeley.

Accused Nazi war criminal, John Demjanjuk, put on trial in Israel

On February 16, 1987, accused Nazi war criminal, John Demjanjuk, went on trial in Jerusalem, Israel. The prosecution claimed that Demjanjuk was a notorious prison guard known as "Ivan the Terrible" at the Treblinka extermination camp during World War II. On this basis, Demjanjuk was convicted by the Israeli court of crimes against humanity. However, in August 1993, the conviction overturned by Israel's Supreme Court on a finding of reasonable doubt.



After the decision by the Supreme Court of Israel, Demjanjuk was returned to the United States, where he had been moved after World War II. On December 22, 2006, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals ordered him deported to the Ukraine on a finding that he had been a guard at other Nazi concentration camps.

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