Nazi War Criminal John Demjanjuk Dies at 91
Updated at 8:45 a.m. ET: Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk died in a care home in Germany at the age of 91 on Saturday, German police said.
Rosenheim police official Kilian Steger told The Associated Press that Demjanjuk died at a home for the elderly in southern Germany where he had been staying since his trial ended in Munich last year.
He was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison for his role in the killing of 28,060 Jews at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. The German court released him pending appeal because of his advanced age.
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Steger said prosecutors in nearby Traunstein are looking into Demjanjuk’s death as routine procedure.
Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker, was deported to Germany in 2009 to face trial in Munich after being stripped of his U.S. citizenship.