MUNICH – John Demjanjuk's daughter was present at his trial in Munich on charges he was a guard at a Nazi death camp, the first family member to attend since it started more than a year ago.
Irene Nishnic came into court with her son on Wednesday, holding a white rose. Demjanjuk appeared to smile as she took her place in the viewing gallery.
At a break in testimony Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker, motioned for the two to come over and they embraced him as he lay in a hospital bed.
Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk, 90, is standing trial on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly having been a guard at Sobibor. He denies the charges.
Nishnic had lunch with her father behind closed doors, and refused to answer any questions.