Kyiv Post | 09Feb2010 | Associated Press
Witness: Demjanjuk's statements
MUNICH (AP) — A top German investigator testified Feb. 9, 2010, that
there are inconsistencies in John Demjanjuk's story about where he
spent the remainder of World War II after being captured by the
Thomas Walther, who led the investigation that prompted Germany to
prosecute Demjanjuk on 27,900 counts of accessory to murder, disputed
some of the 89-year-old's statements about where he was after his 1942
Demjanjuk, a Red Army draftee from Ukraine, is accused of agreeing to
serve the Nazis as a guard at the Sobibor death camp after his capture.
Demjanjuk maintains he never served in any death camp and is the victim
of mistaken identity.
Walther testified, however, that in investigations against the retired
Ohio autoworker in Israel and the United States, Demjanjuk gave
conflicting testimony about his whereabouts, with some of it "being
He testified, for example, that Demjanjuk once claimed to have served
with the Ukrainian Liberation Army, formed by the Germans to fight the
Soviets, in Graz, Austria in 1943.
"This army at that time was at no point in Graz," Walther, who has now
retired from the special German prosecutors' office responsible for
investigating Nazi-era crimes, told the Munich state court.