A German court found John Demjanjuk guilty on Thursday of helping to kill 27,900 Jews at the Nazi death camp Sobibor during the Holocaust. The Munich court sentenced the 91-year-old to five years in prison as an accessory to mass murder as a guard at the Polish camp during World War Two. Defense attorneys had said during the 18-month trial they would appeal any guilty verdict.
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Defendant John Demjanjuk arrives at the courthouse compound on a stretcher for another session of his trial on May 11 in Munich, southern Germany. John Demjanjuk is accused of helping to murder 27,900 Jews and others during his alleged time as a Nazi death camp guard at Sobibor, one of a network of camps erected by Hitler's Germany in Eastern Europe during World War II with the sole purpose of mass extermination.
Earlier Demjanjuk rejected an offer from judges at the Munich state court to make a final statement ahead of a verdict. Lying in a bed wearing sunglasses and speaking through an interpreter, he replied with a simple "no." Continue reading.
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