Elderly Nazi guard sentenced to prison
John Demjanjuk, known as Ivan the Terrible, was found guilty of killing tens of thousands of Jews.
May 12th, 2011
07:10 AM ET

Elderly Nazi guard sentenced to prison

John Demjanjuk was found guilty Thursday of involvement in tens of thousands of murders by a court in Germany, capping a 25-year international legal saga over whether he was a Nazi camp guard during World War II. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

German prosecutors accused the 91-year-old former Ohio auto worker of being a guard at the notorious Nazi death camp of Sobibor in Poland. His defense team argued that he was a prisoner of war who was forced to do what the Nazis wanted. FULL STORY

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  1. Linari

    @Philip: Given the fact that most people won't bother to trace their ancestors roots, (if indeed the original slaves could be traced) the people who call Africa "the motherland" would not sue the governments of the countries because they are in denial that their people would ever do such a heinous thing in the first place. And if they did, what would they collect? Beads? I wouldn't want to claim beads, especially if one tried to put it on my neck in my families view!

    May 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Good point. Not to mention that African's enslaved each other as well, just as native American's enslaved each other. Neither sue each other though, they only sue Uncle Sam.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
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