Demjanjuk Trial Not Before November

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Munich (AP) -- A Munich court says it expects John Demjanjuk's trial on charges of accessory to murdering thousands at a Nazi death camp to begin in the first part of November, at the earliest.

The German court said in a statement Thursday that it would announce its decision on the trial date at the end of September.

Demjanjuk faces charges of accessory to the murder of 27,900 people at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland where prosecutors allege he served as a guard.

The now 89-year-old retired Cleveland area autoworker maintains he was a Red Army soldier who was held as a prisoner of war and never hurt anyone.

He arrived in Munich in may after losing a lengthy court battle to avoid deportation from the U.S.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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