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Demjanjuk conviction hailed as long-awaited victory for justice


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/demjanjuk_conviction_hailed_as_long-awaited_victory_for_justice_20110516

The guilty verdict pronounced May 12 against John Demjanjuk in a Munich courtroom was a long time coming. Following a trial that lasted a year and a half -- capping more than three decades of legal drama -- the 91-year-old former Ohio autoworker is now officially recognized as a war criminal. He was found by the court to have been complicit in at least 27,900 murders at the Sobibor death camp, one of the most horrendous killing grounds in the Nazi genocide against the Jews.

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