Demjanjuk Convicted of Helping Nazis to Murder Jews During the Holocaust - Karin Matussek
John Demjanjuk, 91, a native of Ukraine, was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison by a Munich court for aiding the Nazis in the murder of at least 28,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp during World War II. The former U.S. citizen was deported to Germany in 2009 and accused of being a guard who helped herd Jews to the gas chambers in 1943. The Nazis killed 6 million Jews in death camps throughout Europe during the war. Germany lifted its statute of limitation for murder in 1979, to allow prosecution of Nazi criminals to continue.
Avner Shalev, chairman of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Authority, said, "While no trial can bring back those that were murdered, holding those responsible to justice has an important moral and educational role." (Bloomberg)