Statements show ex-Nazi camp official did not remember Demjanjuk, but said ID card looked realBy AP
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Ex-Nazi camp official did not remember Demjanjuk
MUNICH — Statements read during the trial of John Demjanjuk say a former Nazi SS training camp administrator did not remember the defendant but said his Nazi ID card looked real.
Demjanjuk is a retired Ohio autoworker being tried in Germany on some 28,000 counts of accessory to murder linked to allegations he trained at the SS camp Trawniki and then worked as a guard at the Nazi’s Sobibor death camp.
A Munich state court judge on Wednesday read statements given by Helmut Leonhard in 1987 to Israeli investigators saying he does not remember Demjanjuk among the thousands who trained Trawniki.
But he said he recognized the SS officers’ signatures on the Trawniki ID card prosecutors say belonged to Demjanjuk.
Demjanjuk denies being in any camp and says the ID card is fake.