More death camp guards face trial

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The Independent Online

Nearly seven decades after the Second World War, German authorities have reopened hundreds of investigations of Nazi death camp guards. Dozens of people could face trial as a result.

The cases were reopened after John Demjanjuk, a guard at the Sobibor camp in occupied Poland, was found guilty of being an accessory to murder. His case set a legal precedent for securing convictions against former guards even when they could not be held responsible for specific killings.