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'Nazi Camp Guard' Dies

BERLIN — John Demjanjuk, a former Ukrainian convicted of being a low-ranking Nazi guard at the Sobibor death camp, died Saturday aged 91.

The conviction of the retired U.S. autoworker in a Munich court in May on 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder, which was still being appealed, broke new legal ground in Germany as the first time someone was convicted on the basis of serving as a camp guard, with no evidence of involvement in a killing.

Demjanjuk steadfastly maintained that he had been mistaken for someone else. His son, John Demjanjuk Jr., said his father apparently died of natural causes.


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