Former SS medic (95) who served at Auschwitz death camp 'not fit to stand trial'
Published 04/03/2016 | 14:53
A doctor has determined that a 95-year-old former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp is not fit to stand trial.
The Neubrandenburg state court told the dpa news agency that a court-appointed doctor had said Hubert Zafke's health was too poor.
The examination was made after Zafke's trial - on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder, for allegedly helping the Nazi camp function - failed to get under way as planned on Monday because a doctor ruled him unfit to be transported to the court building.
The doctor said Zafke had a broken arm, high blood pressure and stress.
Other experts are expected to examine Zafke ahead of the next scheduled date for a hearing, March 14.