Vera Dejong
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Relative of Sobibor victim reacts to Demjanjuk's sentence

A German court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of helping to murder more than 28,000 Jews at a Nazi death camp in World War II.

He was sentenced to five years in prison, but will be released pending a possible appeal.

Prosecutors said the Ukraine-born Demjanjuk, 91, was a guard at Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1943.

He denied serving as a guard, saying he was a prisoner of war and a victim too.

Vera Dejong, who lost family members at Sobibor, gave her reaction.

  • 12 May 2011
  • From the section Europe