The trial of John Demjanjuk, charged with involvement in the murder of 27,900 people as a death camp guard during WWII, resumed in Munich on Monday, local media reported.
The trial, which was delayed in early December due to Demjanjuk's illness, began with testimony from witnesses and private prosecutors.
Earlier, Demjanjuk's son insisted that his father would not stand trial due to his old age and poor health. However, prosecutors in Munich confirmed a medical certificate saying that Demjanjuk, 89, would be quite capable of attending at least two 90-minute sessions on trial days.
The Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted for his alleged activities in the Trawniki SS camp and Sobibor death camp.
A retired autoworker, Demjanjuk was stripped of his United States citizenship and sent to a Munich prison in May after having lost his legal fight against deportation on grounds of ill health.
Demjanjuk said he was a Red Army soldier who was captured by the Nazis in 1942 and spent the rest of the war in prison camps. He once said he "had sold his soul for a slice of bread," but insisted he had killed no one.
BERLIN, December 21 (RIA Novosti)