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Statement of John Demjanjuk

With the court’s decision to continue this trial, the judges, who do not have any jurisdiction and – because Germany is the successor of the Third Reich – no moral competence, infringe upon the principles of a fair trial, the truth, the law and the concept of justice.

At Nuremburg, and in the later prosecutions in Germany, no prosecutor and no judge dared to distort the law and the facts as has been done here. Indeed, the continued refusal of the German authorities to accept responsibility for the torture and death of millions of Soviet POWs and the inhumane conditions under which we were held, is a way of denying the full German responsibility for the Nazi holocaust.

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