Germany: Court Trying SS Guard Won't Hear Auschwitz Survivor

May 13, 2016 2:56 PM

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A German court trying a 94-year-old ex-SS sergeant who served as an Auschwitz death camp guard has declined to hear evidence from an Auschwitz survivor who traveled from the U.S.

The 88-year-old Joshua Kaufman hadn't been invited to testify but some of the Holocaust survivors and relatives who joined the trial as co-plaintiffs hoped he could tell the Detmold state court about how he had to remove corpses from gas chambers.

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