Ohio Retiree Charged For Time As Nazi Camp Guard

BERLIN — German authorities say they have charged retired Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk with more than 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his time as a guard at the Nazi’s Sobibor death camp, and will seek his extradition from the U.S.

Demjanjuk is accused of participating in the murders while he was a guard at the Nazi camp in occupied Poland between March and September 1943.

The 88-year-old who lives in a Cleveland suburb denies involvement.

The Munich prosecutor’s office, which is handling the case because Demjanjuk spent time at a refugee camp in the area after the war, said Wednesday it was working on the extradition request with the German government.

U.S. authorities have been seeking to deport Demjanjuk.