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  • Demjanjuk’s death hastened by medication, complaint says

    June 14, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    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.

    Ulrich Busch asked prosecutors in Rosenheim, Bavaria, in a 12-page complaint to open an...

  • Former Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk dies at 91

    March 17, 2012 | 10:17 am

    John Demjanjuk, the Cleveland auto worker convicted as a death camp guard, died in a German nursing home.

    Demjanjuk, 91, died Saturday at an old-age home in southern Germany, where he was free while he appealed his conviction last year in the murder of 28,060 people at the Sobibor...

  • German Court Convicts Demjanjuk

    May 12, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    The best thing about the Demjanjuk conviction (read the L.A. Times Article) is that the case works from the bottom up. The low level functionary - Demjanjuk was only a guard at Sobibor—is brought to justice.

    The worst thing is that for every Himmler or Eichman, there were many...

  • FBI report calls Demjanjuk evidence a forgery

    April 14, 2011 | 11:17 am

    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...

  • Demjanjuk threatens hunger strike

    February 23, 2011 | 10:49 am

    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...

  • Expert cannot confirm Demjanjuk signature

    February 9, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    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...

  • Spain Indicts Demjanjuk for Crimes Against Humanity

    January 19, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    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...

  • Demjanjuk’s ill health postpones trial

    May 20, 2010 | 11:26 am

    The trial of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk was postponed for the third day due to his ill health.

    Demjanjuk, 90, has been in a Munich hospital since Tuesday, when he was admitted with chest pains, the Associated Press reported. He is reported to have dangerously low...

  • Demjanjuk arrives in Germany

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 12, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    John Demjanjuk must be put on trial “as quickly as possible,” a German Jewish leader said.

    Demjanjuk, 89, arrived Tuesday in Germany to stand trial for war crimes committed during World War II. His trial is likely to be one of the last such cases stemming from the Nazi era.