An attorney for convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk filed a complaint with German prosecutors claiming that his death was hastened by medication administered at a nursing home in Bavaria.
John Demjanjuk, the Cleveland auto worker convicted as a death camp guard, died in a German nursing home.
A secret FBI report from 1985 suggests a key piece of evidence in the trial of accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk in Munich may have been a KGB forgery. The German court announced Thursday that it would not suspend the trial over the document, and critics say the old report reflects outdated information.
Accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk said he will start a hunger strike in two weeks unless new evidence is introduced in his trial in Germany. On Tuesday, the day scheduled for final arguments in his 16-month trial in Munich, Demjanjuk was brought into the courtroom holding a sign bearing the number 1627, the number of a file that defense attorney Ulrich Busch says might hold the key to his client's release.
A handwriting expert witness failed to confirm whether a signature on a Nazi death camp ID card was that of John Demjanjuk. In testimony at one of the last sensational war crimes trials in Germany, handwriting expert Beate Wuellbeck last week told the Munich state court that not enough letters were clear on the Sobibor identification card and thus she could not verify the authenticity of the signature.
The Supreme Court of Spain has indicted accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk on charges of being an accessory to genocide and crimes against humanity. The court on Jan. 14 requested an international arrest warrant for Demjanjuk, who is accused of being a Nazi concentration camp guard. The court issued the ruling a week earlier but did not make it public until Jan. 14.
The trial of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk was postponed for the third day due to his ill health.
John Demjanjuk must be put on trial "as quickly as possible," a German Jewish leader said.