US Deports Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard, 95, To Germany

His expulsion was ordered 14 years ago but no country would have him.

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge in America ordered his expulsion.

In a statement, the White House said the deportation of Jakiv Palij, who lived in New York City, was carried out on Tuesday.

After World War II, Palij hid his involvement in the slaughter of Jews at the Trawniki camp in Nazi-occupied Poland and gained entry to the US by claiming he was a farmer and factory worker.

Though a judge ordered Palij to be deported in 2004, he continued to live in limbo at his home in Queens because no country would accept him.

Palij’s fate in Germany is unclear as prosecutors have previously indicated there doesn’t appear to be enough evidence to bring wartime charges.


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