John Demjanjuk

Demjanjuk Calls Munich Trial ‘Torture’

04/12/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) — John Demjanjuk addressed the court at his German war crimes trial for the first time, expressing anger over the proceedings.

In a statement read by his attorney, Ulrich Busch, in the Munich courtroom on Tuesday, Demjanjuk, 90, called the trial “torture.” Demjanjuk was officially charged in December 2009 as an accessory to the murder of 29,700 Jews at the Sobibor death camp in Poland in 1943.

Sobibor Survivor Testifies In Demjanjuk Trial

01/21/2010 - 19:00

(JTA) — A survivor testifying at the war crimes trial of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk said he did not recall seeing Demjanjuk at the camp.

The court heard Tuesday from Thomas Blatt, 82, one of the few remaining survivors of the Sobibor death camp. Blatt, who lost his family there, recounted many details about his months at the camp until he escaped during a prisoner uprising in October 1942. He said he could not remember seeing Demjanjuk there.

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