MUNICH — John Demjanjuk said Tuesday that he will go on hunger strike if a Munich state court does not pursue more evidence that he says could exonerate him of charges he served as a Nazi death camp guard.
A former Soviet soldier during World War II, the 90-year-old Demjanjuk is standing trial on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder on allegations that he agreed to serve as a guard in the Sobibor death camp after being captured. He denies the charges.
He entered court Tuesday holding a sign reading "1627" — the number of a Soviet investigative file on him the defense says has hundreds of pages of details — and accused the court of staging a "political show trial."
The court has rejected requests to push for the file, saying it is a defense "hypothesis" there is relevant evidence in it.