Christian Science Monitor - John Demjanjuk, alleged Nazi death camp guard, goes on trial in Germany
Is all of this prosecution of former Nazi officers/soldiers still necessary?Berlin - The trial of former Nazi guard John Demjanjuk for the murder of 27,900 Jews began in Munich Monday in what is likely to be one of the last major trials of alleged Nazi war criminals and one of the final chances for Holocaust survivors to seek justice.
Mr. Demjanjuk, a former Soviet Red Army soldier who after being captured by the Nazis allegedly volunteered for the SS, is accused of forcing Jews into gas chambers at the Sobibor concentration camp in Poland. He has denied involvement in the Holocaust.
Demjanjuk's attorney Ulrich Busch opened the case today by filing a motion accusing the court and prosecutors of treating the Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk more harshly than German-born prison guards, some of whom were acquitted.
Has a Japanese soldier ever been prosecuted for the crimes they committed?
How about a US soldier?
This seems really redundant now at this stage of the game. Does this even benefit anyone?