Demjanjuk trial ends

MUNICH, Germany, March 22 (UPI) -- John Demjanjuk, 90, deserves to spend six years behind bars for serving as a guard at the Sobibor death camp, a German prosecutor said Tuesday.

Spain wants to try alleged Nazi criminal

MADRID, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk has been indicted by the Spanish Supreme Court on genocide and crimes against humanity charges.

Hospitalization delays death-camp trial

MUNICH, Germany, June 29 (UPI) -- The trial of a former Ohio autoworker alleged to have been a guard at a Nazi death camp is on hold while the defendant is hospitalized, authorities say.

Survivor testifies at Nazi war crime trial

MUNICH, Germany, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The survivor of a Nazi death camp in Poland says he is unable to positively identify Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk, 89, as one of the camp guards.

Outcome of last Nazi trial uncertain

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The proceedings against former concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk will likely enter history as the last Nazi trial held in Germany.

Prof: Demjanjuk healthier than he lets on

AMHERST, Mass., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- John Demjanjuk, an elderly Cleveland-area man accused of Nazi war crimes, is healthier than he appears, a law professor who observed his trial in Germany says.

Demjanjuk's fever postpones trial

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The trial in Germany of retired U.S. autoworker and alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk was adjourned Wednesday after the 89-year-old defendant became ill.

Trial of accused death camp guard begins

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The trial of retired U.S. autoworker John Demjanjuk, accused of helping force 27,900 Jews to their deaths in the Holocaust, began in Munich, Germany, Monday.

Nazi hunters focus on non-Nazi atrocities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- As World War II-era Nazis die off, their one-time hunters are looking at other atrocities, such as in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, officials say.

Man, 82, to testify at Demjanjuk trial

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A German Jew who survived the Holocaust because his mother sent him to Britain is among those scheduled to testify at the war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk.

Many Nazis remain in the United States

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Hundreds, if not thousands, of Nazis are living in the United States, Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in New York Sunday.

Demjanjuk formally charged for WWII crimes

BERLIN, July 13 (UPI) -- Alleged Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk was formally charged Monday by a German court with being accessory to about 27,900 killings during World War II.

Demjanjuk found fit for war crimes trial

BERLIN, July 3 (UPI) -- John Demjanjuk, the former U.S. auto worker suspected of Nazi war crimes, has been ruled fit by doctors to stand trial, prosecutors said Friday.

Accused war criminal Demjanjuk in Germany

MUNICH, Germany, May 12 (UPI) -- Nazi war crime suspect John Demjanjuk arrived in Germany Tuesday to face accusations of crimes he allegedly committed as a death camp guard.

Demjanjuk en route to Germany

CLEVELAND, May 11 (UPI) -- Suspected former death camp guard John Demjanjuk has begun the first leg of his trip to Germany to face his Nazi past, officials said.
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John Demjanjuk (born Ivan Mykolaiovych Demianiuk; Ukrainian: Іван Миколайович Дем'янюк; April 3, 1920) is a retired auto worker and former United States citizen, who gained notoriety after being accused numerous times of Holocaust-related war crimes. On 12 May 2011, Demjanjuk, then 91, was convicted by a German court of complicity in the murder of over 28,000 Jews whilst serving at Sobibor, and was sentenced to 5 years in jail. However, the court ordered him released pending appeal. He is now living free, in a German nursing home.

Born in the Ukrainian SSR during the Polish–Soviet War (when territories in Ukraine quickly changed hands), Demjanjuk migrated to the United States in 1952. He was deported to Israel in 1986 and later sentenced to death there in 1988 for war crimes, based on his identification by Israeli Holocaust survivors as "Ivan the Terrible", a notorious prisoner/guard (KAPO) at the Treblinka and Sobibor extermination camps during the period 1942–1943 who committed murder and acts of extraordinarily savage violence against camp prisoners. In a case of mistaken identity, his conviction for crimes against humanity was later overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court in 1993 due to a finding of reasonable doubt based on evidence suggesting that Demjanjuk was not "Ivan the Terrible" and had, in fact, been a guard at camps besides the one at Treblinka. After the trial, he was returned to Cleveland, Ohio. He eventually moved to nearby Seven Hills, Ohio.

Demjanjuk was put on trial again in 2001 on charges that he had served as a guard at the Sobibór and Majdanek camps in occupied Poland and at the Flossenbürg camp in Germany. His deportation was again ordered in 2005, but he remained in the United States after exhausting his appeals in 2008 as no country initially agreed to accept him. On April 2, 2009, it was announced that Demjanjuk would be deported to Germany and would face trial there on charges of accessory to 29,000 counts of murder. On April 3, 2009, a judge ordered that Demjanjuk be given a temporary stay, pending a judicial decision on his newly filed (April 2) motion to reopen his deportation order, on the ground that deporting him would amount to torture under the applicable international convention. The stay was overturned on April 6.

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