Court: Demjanjuk Guilty
Judges in Munich found Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk guilty of assisting in the murders of thousands of Jews during World War II, sentencing him to five years in prison on Thursday.
Demjanjuk rejected the opportunity to make a final statement in a Munich state court. Judges had denied requests by the defense to seek more evidence.
Prosecutors had called for Demjanjuk to serve six years for his alleged role in the killings of 27,900 Jews at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1943. They said this would take into account the time that he has already served in jail in the United States, Israel and Germany.