Victim families: Demjanjuk should be convicted





MUNICH – Relatives of people killed at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp and their lawyers said in closing statements at John Demjanjuk's trial Wednesday that the evidence shows he was a guard there and he should be convicted as an accessory to murder.

Ukraine-born Demjanjuk, 90, denies having ever served as a Nazi death camp guard, saying he was a soldier in the Red Army who was captured by the Germans and then spent most of the rest of the war as a prisoner himself.

But the prosecution argues that after his capture, he volunteered to serve the Germans as a guard.

Scores of people whose relatives were killed in Sobibor — and three survivors themselves — have joined the trial as co-plaintiffs, as allowed under German law....


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