The undated photo provided by the Archive of the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau shows SS Oberscharfuehrer Hubert Zafke. (The Archive of the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau via AP)
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A German court Monday suspended the trial of former SS medic Hubert Zafke for aiding in 3,681 murders in Auschwitz after the 95-year-old defendant failed to attend over health problems.Shortly before Monday's hearing, the prosecution had also sought, but failed, to have the panel of judges secured on the grounds that they were biased towards declaring Zafke unfit to stand trial.Given Zafke's advanced age, the court has only set an initial two further hearing dates, March 14 and 30 .
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