CLEVELAND (AP) -- A federal prosecutor in Cleveland says the death of a retired autoworker convicted of being a guard at a Nazi death camp ends a decades-long effort to get to the truth about his actions.
John Demjanjuk (dehm-YAHN'-yook) was convicted last year of being a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. He maintained that he was mistaken for someone else, and he was released pending his appeal.
His son says Demjanjuk died Saturday at age 91. He died a free man in his room in a nursing home in Germany.
In a statement Saturday, U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach said he believes three decades of legal battles brought out the truth about Demjanjuk. Dettlebach says: "There is no judicial or natural outcome that can erase the acts of Nazi persecution."