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Spain files charges against alleged Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk | Earth Times News

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Madrid – The Spanish judiciary has raised charges and issued an arrest warrant for alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, who is on trial in Germany, National Court sources said Friday.

Judge Ismael Moreno, who was investigating the deaths of 60 Spaniards in the German concentration camp of Flossenburg, charged the 90-year-old with contributing to genocide and with crimes against humanity.

A total of 155 Spaniards were held at the Flossenburg camp. Many of them had fought against dictator-to-be Francisco Franco in Spain’s 1936-39 civil war. They then fled to France and joined resistance against the German occupation.

Spanish concentration camp survivors had lodged complaints against Demjanjuk and three other alleged Nazis, for whom arrest warrants had already been issued.

Demjanjuk cannot be handed over to Spain as long as he is on trial in Munich.

In Germany, the Ukrainian-born former US car industry worker is accused of having volunteered as a Soviet prisoner of war to work for the Nazis as an SS guard at Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland.

He is charged as an accessory in the murder of 27,900 Jews in the camp’s gas chambers during his service there.

via Spain files charges against alleged Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk | Earth Times News.

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January 16, 2011 - Posted by | Auschwitz, history, Nazi | , , ,

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