Report: Demjanjuk wanted to be buried in US

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Posted: Mar 18, 2012 3:42 PM
Report: Demjanjuk wanted to be buried in US

A newspaper reports that a lawyer for convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk wants Germany's federal government to help arrange a transfer of his late client's remains to the United States.

The 91-year-old Demjanjuk, an Ukrainian-born retired Ohio autoworker, died Saturday in southern Germany near Munich, where he had been convicted last year on 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder.

Local German newspaper Oberbayerisches Volksblatt on Sunday quoted attorney Ulrich Busch as saying it was his client's "greatest wish" to be buried in the U.S. where his family lives.

Demjanjuk was sentenced to five years in prison, but died a free man in a nursing home pending an appeals trial. He had his U.S. citizenship revoked and was extradited to Germany in 2009 to face trial.