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Germany: Trial of 95-year-old ex-SS Auschwitz medic postponed02:33

Germany: Trial of 95-year-old ex-SS Auschwitz medic postponed

Germany, Neubrandenburg
February 29, 2016 at 13:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

The trial of a 95-year-old former SS medic at Auschwitz, Hubert Zafke, at the district court of Neubrandenburg, Monday, has been postponed after the defendant failed to show up to court for health reasons.

Zafke suffers from high blood pressure and suicidal thoughts, though a doctor had cleared him over the weekend to attend the trial to a limited extent. The prosecution accuses the pensioner of being an accomplice to the murder of at least 3,681 people.

The ex-SS member was allegedly stationed for a month at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp from August 15 until September 14, 1944, where around 14 trains full of detainees were supposedly sent and at least 3,681 people were killed.

The defense attorney said that his client is innocent of these allegations. The trial has been postponed to March 14, with another date set for March 30.

Germany: Trial of 95-year-old ex-SS Auschwitz medic postponed02:33
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The trial of a 95-year-old former SS medic at Auschwitz, Hubert Zafke, at the district court of Neubrandenburg, Monday, has been postponed after the defendant failed to show up to court for health reasons.

Zafke suffers from high blood pressure and suicidal thoughts, though a doctor had cleared him over the weekend to attend the trial to a limited extent. The prosecution accuses the pensioner of being an accomplice to the murder of at least 3,681 people.

The ex-SS member was allegedly stationed for a month at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp from August 15 until September 14, 1944, where around 14 trains full of detainees were supposedly sent and at least 3,681 people were killed.

The defense attorney said that his client is innocent of these allegations. The trial has been postponed to March 14, with another date set for March 30.

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