Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk dead at 91
John Demjanjuk, convicted last year for his role in killing 28,000 Jews at a Nazi death camp during World War Two, died on Saturday aged 91 in a care home in southern Germany, a police spokesman said.
A Munich court convicted Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk in May 2011 of helping to kill the Jews at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He was sentenced to five years in prison but freed because of his age.
Demjanjuk had been extradited from the United States.
Legal proceedings against Demjanjuk, a former Ohio autoworker who was born in Ukraine, unfolded in Israel, the United States and Germany over a three-decade period.
Demjanjuk has claimed he was drafted into the Soviet army in 1941, and then taken as a prisoner of war by the Germans.
Best of luck in the afterlife, old boy.
On the other hand, a survivor is running in the Jerusalem Marathon:
77-year-old Holocaust survivor who escaped Nazis is oldest runner in Jerusalem Marathon http://t.co/XbcnhPF6
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