German judge forces Demjanjuk to appear in court


John Demjanjuk, accused of helping to kill 27,900 Jews in the Holocaust, was forced to appear in court on Thursday after the 90-year-old had refused to attend the previous two sessions due to health reasons.

Judge Ralph Alt ordered Demjanjuk to appear on Thursday. He was rolled into the Munich courtroom on a hospital stretcher. “Yes, he was ordered to show today, and yes he showed,” Alt told Reuters. He declined further comment.

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