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German court finds alleged Nazi guard, 94, unfit for trial

A German court Friday found a 94-year-old alleged former guard at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz unfit to stand trial and released him from his pre-trial detention. The accused, Hans Lipschis, was found to be suffering from early-stage dementia and short-term memory loss and to be unfit to follow complex court proceedings, the court said. The new findings had raised "considerable doubt that the accused is fit to stand trial," said the court in Ellwangen in southwestern Baden Wuerttemberg state.

70 years on, Russia remembers unsung hero of Nazi camp revolt

Russia on Monday marked the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, President Vladimir Putin ordered the defence ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943.

70 years on, Russia remembers unsung hero of Nazi camp revolt

Russia was set to mark Monday the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, President Vladimir Putin ordered the defence ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943.
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