San Francisco Chronicle | 15Jul2010 | Associated Press
Demjanjuk trial session postponed
A court session in John Demjanjuk's (dehm-YAHN'-yuks) trial in Germany
has been put off after the court's doctor said the 90-year-old was
recovering from dehydration.
Dr. Albrecht Stein told the court Thursday that Demjanjuk had not been
drinking enough during recent hot weather and needed intravenous fluids.
The former Ohio autoworker is being tried on 28,060 counts of accessory
to murder over allegations he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death
camp. He says he is a victim of mistaken identity and never served as a
guard at any camp.
Demjanjuk suffers from a variety of medical problems, and it was at
least the 10th session to be canceled for health reasons since the
trial began Nov. 30, 2009.
The court said it would make up the session July 22, 2010.