Kyiv Post | 13Apr2011 | Associated Press

Co-plaintiffs urge Demjanjuk conviction

MUNICH (AP) -- A Dutch Jew who lost family members in the Holocaust has urged a Munich court to hand John Demjanjuk the maximum 15-year prison term.

Manuel Bloch, an attorney from the Netherlands, told the court Thursday "the evidence against Demjanjuk is abundant" and "fits together like the pieces of a puzzle."

Bloch is one of 40 relatives of Holocaust victims or survivors who have joined as co-plaintiffs in the trial against the 90-year-old Ukrainian-born retired Ohio autoworker, accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder.

Demjanjuk rejects the charges.

Later Thursday, the court is to rule on a defense attorney's request to have the trial suspended after The Associated Press uncovered documents showing the FBI believed a key piece of evidence was fake.