Case against Auschwitz Nazi, 96, to be thrown out
German prosecutors have said a case against a 96-year-old former SS medic should be thrown out because he is unfit to stand trial.
Hubert Zafke is accused of assisting in the killing of 3,681 people at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Medical evaluations in March and July this year determined Mr Zafke, who has dementia, to be "unfit to stand trial".
A court spokesman said "the defendant is no longer able to reasonably assess his interests".
It is estimated that 1.1 million people, most of them European Jews, died at Auschwitz before it was liberated by Soviet... read more
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