San Francisco Chronicle | 15Jul2010 | Associated Press

Demjanjuk trial session postponed in Germany

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.

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