Possibly days away from his deportation to Germany, suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk and his family are offering no clues about the 89-year-old's response to a government notice asking that he surrender to U.S. immigration authorities.
All appeared quiet at Demjanjuk's home in the Cleveland suburb of Seven Hills as his wife tended to her lilac bush and an unidentified man visited Saturday, one day after Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers delivered the notice.
It is the most recent development in a complex 32-year case linking Demjanjuk (pronounced dem-YAHN'-yuk) to World War II atrocities. An arrest warrant in Munich accuses the native Ukrainian of 29,000 counts of accessory to murder at Sobibor in Nazi-occupied Poland, one of the infamous, horrific sites of the Holocaust.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had refused Thursday, without comment, to deal with the case.
Demjanjuk's son, John Demjanjuk Jr., said there are no plans to appeal to another Supreme Court justice. He said such a move might be seen as a delay tactic, a claim made by the U.S. government about other Demjanjuk appeals.