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Friday 9 December 2016

Auschwitz guard trial is delayed

A German court has cancelled another session in the trial of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard due to the former SS sergeant's poor health, and has scheduled new dates through the end of November to accommodate shorter hearings.

The Lueneburg state court said yesterday that Oskar Groening's trial needed to be extended in order to hear all the evidence while limiting the sessions to three hours at a time. Judges cancelled today's session after hearing testimony yesterday from an expert witness.

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