The Simon Wiesenthal Center today praised the guilty verdict for John Demjanjuk, who stood trial in Germany for his complicity in the murder of 27,900 Jews at the Sobibor death camp in 1943.
“John Demjanjuk’s Nazi past finally caught up with him,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Wiesenthal Center. “For decades he skirted justice, living a normal life with his family in the United States, successfully covering up his past as a guard at the notorious Sobibor death camp, where 250,000 Jews were murdered,” he added.
“Today a German court finally put an end to his disguise and set the record straight that he was, in fact, one of the sadistic and brutal murderers at Sobibor and sentenced him to, what for a 91-year-old man, is a life sentence in jail,” Rabbi Hier concluded.
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