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  • Former Nazi guard, Johann Breyer, denied bail in Philadelphia

    2 weeks ago

    A former Nazi concentration camp guard awaiting extradition to Germany has been denied bail by a U.S. judge in Philadelphia.

    Lawyers for Johann Breyer, 89, had sought his release before an Aug. 21 extradition hearing, arguing in court papers he suffered from dementia and other...

  • Philly man, 89, arrested for Nazi-era crimes

    June 18, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    An 89-year-old Philadelphia man, Johann Breyer, was arrested for abetting murder during his time as a Nazi guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

    Breyer, a retired toolmaker originally from Czechoslovakia who is also known by the first name John, appeared in court Wednesday, a day...

  • Accused Auschwitz guard, 93, arrested in Germany

    May 7, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Hans Lipschis, reportedly one of the 10 most wanted Nazis, was arrested in Germany.

    Lipschis, 93, of Aalen is facing charges of complicity in murder as a former guard at the Auschwitz extermination camp. He was arrested on Monday.

    According to German news reports, state...

  • 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...

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  • 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

    Mark Rothman, Executive Director, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

    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...

  • John Demjanjuk found guilty of war crimes

    May 12, 2011 | 8:11 am

    A Munich court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of war crimes, and sentenced the 91-year-old former autoworker to five years in prison.

    Thursday’s verdict came after 93 court days, including deeply affecting testimony from Dutch survivors and their kin, and monologues by Demjanjuk’s...