This file photo taken on September 12, 2016 shows former SS medic Hubert Zafke, accused of aiding in 3,681 murders in Auschwitz in 1944, attending his trial at the court in Neubrandenburg, northeastern Germany.
(AFP / dpa / Bernd Wüstneck)
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German prosecutors called Thursday for the case of a 96-year-old former Nazi medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp to be thrown out because he was deemed unfit for trial.Hubert Zafke had faced charges of 3,681 counts of being an accessory to murder in the concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.The charges against Zafke focused on a one-month period in 1944 when 14 trains carrying prisoners -- including the Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank -- arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau.Some 1.1 million people, most of them European Jews, perished between 1940 and 1945 in Auschwitz before it was liberated by Soviet forces.
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