9/1 Nazi trial against Auschwitz medic Hubert Z. to be suspended

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A 96-year-old former medic at Auschwitz concentration camp is too ill to face trial, prosecutors told a Neubrandenburg court on Thursday, ending a two-year trial that saw only four court days. The long delays to what could well be the last ever trial of an Auschwitz worker have been condemned as a “relic” of the immediate post-war era, when the German judiciary failed to track down Holocaust perpetrators and protected Nazi-era judges still active after the war. Hubert Z. had been charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder – related to his work at Auschwitz in 1944 – but a medical expert advised the prosecution team that his dementia was too advanced for him to stand trial.

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