WWII death camp survivor to testify - Macleans.ca

WWII death camp survivor to testify

Guard accused of participating in the murder of at least 29,000 people

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Sobibor death camp survivor Thomas Blatt is in Munich to testify at the trial of John Demjanjuk, who is accused of participating in the murder of at least 29,000 people while a guard at Sobibor during the Second World War. Blatt spoke to Der Spiegel about the role Ukrainians played at the camp: “The SS group was made up of only 30 Germans, and of those half were always on vacation or sick. We saw more Ukrainians than Germans at Sobibor, and we were terrified of them.” Blatt escaped Sobibor during a prisoner uprising in October 1943 in which some 300 Jews escaped. It was the largest prisoner outbreak of the Second World War.

Spiegel Online

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