Prosecutors Formally Charge Demjanjuk

German prosecutors have formally charged John Demjanjuk with 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder.

Munich prosecutors say in a brief statement that the charges were filed on Monday. There is no immediate word on when a trial of the 89-year-old retired auto worker might start.

Prosecutors accuse Demjanjuk, who was deported from the U.S. in
May, of serving as a guard at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied
Poland during World War II.

Demjanjuk says he was a Red Army soldier who spent World War II as a Nazi prisoner of war and never hurt anyone.


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  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jul 13, 2009 at 02:20 PM
    Not guilty!!!!! It took you HOW LONG to find him? I guess 65 years from now those same people will find Bin Laden, and try to prosecute a pile of bones.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 13, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    How will they ever really know for sure whether this man is lying or telling the truth? And if he was a guard, did he really have a choice? From what I have heard about Nazi Germany, refusing to do a job would get you a 7.92mm bullet through your head.I would hate to be a juror on this case.
  • by P on Jul 13, 2009 at 06:58 AM
    What goes around comes around
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