kwqc.com | 10Aug2010 | Associated Press
Demjanjuk attends shortened trial
MUNICH (AP) - A court session at the trial of John Demjanjuk has been
shortened to allow the defendant time to rest after receiving a blood
Judge Ralph Alt ordered that Tuesday's session be curtailed after the
90-year-old retired Ohio autoworker had the transfusion on Monday --
something he has undergone about once a month.
Demjanjuk is being tried on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder
related to his alleged activities as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor
death camp. He denies the charges.
Death certificates of dozens of victims of Sobibor were read out on
Tuesday -- all relatives of co-plaintiffs who joined the case as
allowed under German law.
Demjanjuk, wearing sunglasses, rested his right hand over the top of
his head as the names were read out.