Kyiv Post | 06Oct2010 | Associated Press

Demjanjuk trial hears evidence on 1978 deposition

MUNICH (AP) -- The court trying John Demjanjuk for his alleged activities at a Nazi death camp has heard testimony from a woman who transcribed a deposition by the defendant during U.S. denaturalization proceedings in 1978.

Defense lawyer Ulrich Busch sought unsuccessfully to bar testimony from Linda Kulhanek at the Munich court Wednesday. He argued the conduct of the deposition was unsatisfactory under U.S. and German law.

Demjanjuk faces 28,060 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly being a guard at the Sobibor death camp. He denies being a guard anywhere.

Kulhanek said she'd been surprised Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk, who spoke broken English, wasn't granted an interpreter. She said she could no longer recall precisely several statements from the hearing -- in which Demjanjuk said he hadn't lived in Sobibor -- read to her in court.