Germany plans to probe 50 former guards of the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing Kurt Schrimm, chief prosecutor at the nation’s central Nazi crime investigation unit.
John Demjanjuk, a retired Ford Motor Co. auto mechanic who was stripped of his U.S. citizenship and convicted by a German criminal court for aiding the Nazis in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust, has died. He was 91.
John Demjanjuk , a 91-year-old retired autoworker, was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for aiding the Nazis in the murder of at least 28,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp during World War II. He was released pending an appeal.
The 18-month trial of John Demjanjuk on charges he aided in the murder of 27,900 Jews during World War II is scheduled to end today with a verdict from Munich judges that may enter “new legal territory.”
A lawyer for John Demjanjuk , who is on trial over charges he aided in the murder of 27,900 Jews as a Nazi death camp guard, sought a halt to the proceedings after U.S. documents indicated evidence in the case may be forgeries.