Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nazi concentration camp guard charged 29,000 times

German prosecutors have thrown not just the book, but several hefty volumes of 'em, at John Demjanjuk. For his time as a prison guard at the Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor in Poland during World War II, Demjanjuk has been charged with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Demjanjuk is currently 88 and lives in Cleveland. The courts in Germany are trying to have the United States extradite him for trial. If that happens, it could very well be the end of an era. I can't see any further war crimes trials of former Nazis taking place.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nazi concentration camp guard charged 29,000 times

German prosecutors have thrown not just the book, but several hefty volumes of 'em, at John Demjanjuk. For his time as a prison guard at the Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor in Poland during World War II, Demjanjuk has been charged with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Demjanjuk is currently 88 and lives in Cleveland. The courts in Germany are trying to have the United States extradite him for trial. If that happens, it could very well be the end of an era. I can't see any further war crimes trials of former Nazis taking place.

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