Alex Nagorny Under Investigation In Germany For Nazi Killings

A German prosecutor told The Associated Press on Friday that he has opened a murder investigation against a key witness in the trial of John Demjanjuk on allegations the man may have been involved in mass killings at the Nazis’ Treblinka concentration camp.

The probe is based on statements from former guards that Alex Nagorny, 94, took part in shootings at the camp in occupied Poland in 1941-42, Munich prosecutor Hans-Joachim Lutz said.

In one statement, obtained by the AP, former guard Ivan Knysh told Soviet authorities in 1948 that he remembered Nagorny from Treblinka, and that from his statements to me I know that he participated in a shooting of 3,000 prisoners.