Demjanjuk Nazi Case Punctuated by Delays, Fights With Judge After One Year

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The Munich court trying 90-year-old John Demjanjuk on charges that he aided the Nazis in the murder of Jews during World War II, scheduled another four months of hearings just before the trial reached its one-year anniversary.

The trial, which started Nov. 30, 2009, under maximum security in courtroom A 101, has stopped drawing overflow crowds and continues with three hearings a week, limited to three hours a day because of Demjanjuk’s health. After hearing from most witnesses in the case, the court is reviewing documents and repeated defense motions.

Demjanjuk, a former U.S. citizen who spent seven years in Israeli custody before being acquitted on charges he was a guard at the Treblinka extermination camp, was deported from the U.S. in May 2009. He was charged in Germany with being a guard aiding in the murder of 27,900 people at the Sobibor death camp in 1943 in then German-occupied Poland....

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