German trial of former SS Auschwitz medic again postponed

The trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp has again been postponed after a doctor said the 95-year-old remains unfit to appear before the court.

The Neubrandenburg state court said a doctor had determined before the scheduled opening Monday that Hubert Zafke was suffering multiple ailments including high blood pressure, the dpa news agency reported.

The trial's opening was already postponed two weeks ago for similar reasons. The court is now asking that Zafke undergo a full exam in a hospital.

Prosecutors asked that doctors also check whether Zafke might be taking something causing his blood pressure to spike.

Zafke's accused of 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly helping the Nazi camp function. His attorney says he did nothing criminal.