Holocaust survivor wants to testify for Demjanjuk
Friday, May 05, 2006
John Caniglia
Plain Dealer Reporter

A Holocaust survivor came to the defense of accused Nazi guard John Demjanjuk Thursday in a civil trial against the Seven Hills man.

Martin Lax, a Cleveland businessman, showed up in court and offered to testify in a lawsuit filed by Jerome Brentar, who wants $2 million from the Demjanjuk family for helping Demjanjuk fight charges that he was a Nazi guard.

Lax, 81, told a judge that he walked out of the Gunskirchen concentration camp in Austria 61 years ago, after spending time at Auschwitz and other camps.