Report: Former Nazi Camp Guard Could Face Further Charges

John Demjanjuk convicted in May of accessory to 27,900 murders at Nazi death camp in Poland in 1943; Demjanjuk may be prosecuted for similar crimes committed at Flossenburg camp where he also served as a guard.

Convicted Nazi-era war criminal John Demjanjuk could face new charges related to his time spent as a guard at a Bavarian concentration camp, a German newspaper reported Saturday.

The 91-year-old was convicted in May of being an accessory to 27,900 murders at Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in occupied Poland over several months in 1943. He was sentenced to five years in prison after a trial that lasted 18 months.

John Demjanjuk leaves the court room in Munich during his trial, May 2011.
AP

State prosecutors in Germany are now looking at whether Demjanjuk could be prosecuted for similar crimes committed during his spell as a guard at the Flossenburg camp in Germany, the Berlin-based Tagespiegel reported.

"There is initial suspicion based on a report," senior prosecutor Gerhard Heindl was quoted as saying.

According to Tagespiegel, the latest allegations stem from two key figures in the Demjanjuk case - former investigating judge Thomas Walther and special prosecutor Cornelius Nestler.

They suggested Demjanjuk might have been complicit in the murder of 4,974 people at Flossenburg when he worked there as a guard from October 1943 to December 1944.

Demjanjuk immigrated to the United States after World War II and became a US citizen. He was deported to stand trial.