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German Court Abandons Plan to Hold Trial Sessions at Auschwitz

A long-pending plan for the court, the 22 defendants, prosecutors and defense counsel to travel to the site of the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, for some of the court sessions in the trial of the 22 men accused of murdering hundreds of thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, was abandoned today.

Instead of moving the entire proceeding to Auschwitz, it was announced, one member of the court will go there to study the camp site and all circumstances there relevant to the trial. The court representative will then report back to the full tribunal here. The Auschwitz trial here has been under way since last December.