Germany to seek extradition of former Nazi guard from US

German authorities plan to seek the extradition of alleged former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk from the US to prosecute him on charges that he was involved in killing Jewish prisoners at Sobibor, the country's top Holocaust crimes prosecutor said Thursday. The development could herald the final chapter in more than 30 decades of legal battles by the former autoworker from suburban Cleveland. Kurt Schrimm, head of the special German prosecutors' office that has hunted Nazis since 1958, said two of his deputies returned last week from Washington. After reviewing Demjanjuk's file, they were convinced that there was enough evidence to charge him with murder - the only World War II-era crime on which the statute of limitations has not elapsed in Germany.