Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ohio man accused of killing Jewish prisoners

Associated Press - June 19, 2008

BERLIN (AP) - German authorities will seek to extradite an Ohio man accused of being a Nazi death camp guard.

The country's top Holocaust crimes prosecutor believes there's enough evidence to convict John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) in the killings of Jewish prisoners at the Sobibor death camp.

Authorities say they would charge the former Cleveland-area autoworker with murder. That's the only World War II-era crime in Germany on which the statute of limitations has not expired.

But Demjanjuk's lawyer says his 88-year-old client may be too infirm to be taken to Germany. He said he doesn't know "what the Germans have in mind," but that Demjanjuk can't even get out of a chair by himself.

Demjanjuk has said that he served in the Soviet Army, was captured by Germany in 1942 and became a prisoner of war. (Source)

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