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(From Guardian Unlimited)
A verdict is finally expected on Thursday in the long trial of a 91-year-old Ukrainian accused of helping to kill 28,060 Jews at a Nazi extermination camp in 1943.
John Demjanjuk, who allegedly worked as a guard at the Sobibor concentration camp in occupied Poland, has been on trial for a year and a half in Munich, charged with herding Jews to their death in the camp's gas chambers.
Demjanjuk was a Red Army soldier allegedly captured as a prisoner of war by the Wehrmacht in 1942 and trained as an SS guard before being sent to work at a death camp near Sobibor, a village close to the border between Poland, Ukraine and Belarus.
He has been described by one Nazi expert as "the littlest of the little fishes" and is the lowest ranking person ever to be put on trial for war crimes in Germany.
The prosecution has presented no evidence that Demjanjuk committed a specific crime, but claims his presence at Sobibor is enough to charge him …