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German Prosecutors: 29,000 Counts Against Accused Nazi Demjanjuk

German prosecutors have charged 88-year old Demjanjuk with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder. He's said to have been involved in the killings of Jews at the Nazi's Sobibor camp. Demjanjuk has long maintained his innocence.

He was once thought to be notorious prison guard Ivan the Terrible, and was sentenced to death in Israel, but that was overturned after later evidence raised doubt.

David Harris of the American Jewish Committee says Demjanjuk has used the acquittal in that case to bolster his innocence claim.

HARRIS: At the same time there's been a long trail of evidence about his involvement in the Nazi death camps, as a guard, involved in the mass murder of Jews. So one should not confused the exoneration on one charge with the presence of other charges, which have really compelling evidence behind them.

Demjanjuk, who still lives in the Cleveland suburb of Seven Hills, will be formally charged in Germany following his extradition from the US. A judge in 2005 ruled Demjanjuk could be deported to Poland, Germany or his native Ukraine, but, until now, it was unclear which country would take him.