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Thomas "Toivi" Blatt, Survivor Of Gas Chambers, Meets John Demjanjuk, Alleged Nazi

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The Independent
By Tony Paterson in Munich

"I am still in Sobibor 67 years on," the trembling man told Court 101. "I still have nightmares about the place. They are so vivid that they are real to me. I can never escape, this is what I have to live with... this is the price I paid for getting out."

Thomas "Toivi" Blatt is one of a handful of survivors from the Nazi extermination camp in occupied Poland, and the man most likely to incriminate John Demjanjuk, an alleged SS guard at Sobibor, in what has been billed as the last Holocaust trial.

Yesterday in a Munich court, Mr Blatt, 82, told judges how he watched his father being brutally clubbed in the face minutes before his parents and 10-year-old brother were dispatched to the gas chambers - among 250,000 Jews who were systematically slaughtered at the camp during World War II.

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