Demjanjuk in Germany: The Last Nazi War-Crimes Trial?

A suspected Nazi camp guard, age 89, arrives in Germany

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The suspected Nazi John Demjanjuk has arrived in Germany today where he faces a warrant accusing him of being a guard at a Nazi-run internment camp during World War II and being an accessory to the murder of 29,000 people. The retired Ohio autoworker was deported from the United States and arrived Tuesday morning at Munich's airport. Now the 89-year-old will be brought before a judge and formally arrested.

In the 1980s Demjanjuk was extradited to Israel where he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death; his conviction was overturned by the Israeli supreme court which accepted his claim of mistaken identity. But Demjanjuk has remained at the top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of "most wanted" Nazi war crimes suspects.

For more on this story we turn to Tristana Moore, the BBC’s reporter in Berlin.

Guests:

Tristana Moore

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

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