Germany: Sobibor victims' relatives testify at Demjanjuk trial

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December 21, 2009 13:16


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Relatives of people killed at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp have given sometimes emotional accounts of their losses at the war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk. Philip Jacobs - among dozens of relatives who joined Demjanjuk's trial as co-plaintiffs as allowed under German law - told the Munich court that his girlfriend and parents perished at Sobibor. The 87-year-old Dutchman testified that "I lost the love of my life and I have missed my parents very much." He said that "the events of that time mark every day of my life." Demjanjuk, 89, wearing a blue baseball cap, was brought into court in a wheelchair and kept his eyes shut throughout the testimony. He is charged with 27,900 counts of accessory to murder for his alleged activities as a guard at Sobibor.

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