United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 1996

Tuesday, December 31, 1996

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that it has commenced denaturalization proceedings to revoke the United States citizenship of a Kansas City, Kansas, man charged with participating in the persecution of Jews and other civilians while serving as an SS guard during World War II at the in famous Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany. (Read more)

Tuesday, December 10, 1996

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Former Member Of Nazi-Backed Lithuanian Security Police (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that it began denaturalization proceedings to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, man who it charged participated in the persecution of Jews during World War II. (Read more)

Tuesday, December 03, 1996

Press Release

Suspected Japanese War Criminals Placed On "Watch List" Of Excludable Aliens (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department announced today that 16 Japanese citizens have been placed on the U.S. Government's "watchlist" of aliens who are ineligible to enter the United States. (Read more)

Thursday, October 31, 1996

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Deport Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice initiated deportation proceedings against Ferdinand Hammer, a Sterling Heights, Michigan, resident, who concealed from U.S. authorities that he was an S.S. concentration camp guard during World War II, and a guard on inmate transports between Nazi camps. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 26, 1996

Press Release

Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Former Security Police Official In Nazi-Occupied Lithuania (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that it has won a default judgment in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia revoking the United States citizenship of Kazys Gimzauskas, a former resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, presently residing in Lithuania, based on his involvement in arrests and killings in Lithuania in collaboration with the Nazis during World War II. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 19, 1996

Press Release

Alleged Nazi Criminal Flees The United States And Returns To Lithuania (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that Aleksandras Lileikis, who was ordered denaturalized by a Federal Court in Boston last month has fled the United States and returned to Lithuania. (Read more)

Thursday, June 13, 1996

Press Release

Compensation Program Authorized For U.S. Survivors Of Holocaust (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Germany will pay reparations to certain U.S. survivors of Nazi persecution to be identified under a new Holocaust Claims Program to be conducted by the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, the Department of Justice announced today. (Read more)

Monday, June 03, 1996

Press Release

Former Member Of Nazi-Sponsored Lithuanian Mobile Killing Unit Is Denaturalized (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a Gulfport, Florida man who admitted serving in an infamous Nazi-sponsored Lithuanian battalion that perpetrated numerous mass killings of Jews and others during World War II, has been denaturalized after agreeing to relinquish his United States citizenship and leaving the country. (Read more)

Wednesday, May 22, 1996

Press Release

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Loses Citizenship (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that United States District Judge Horace W. Gilmore stripped a Detroit area man of his naturalized U.S. citizenship because he concealed from U.S. naturalization officials his World War II service as an armed SS guard at the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and his armed SS guard service during the forced evacuation of concentration camp prisoners between concentration camps. (Read more)

Thursday, May 16, 1996

Press Release

Former Member Of Lithuanian Mobile Killing Unit Relinquishes United States Citizenship And Departs USA (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a Gulfport, Florida man who admitted serving in an infamous Nazi-sponsored Lithuanian battalion that perpetrated numerous mass killings of Jews and others during World War II, has agreed to relinquish his United States citizenship and has left the country. (Read more)

Friday, April 19, 1996

Press Release

Justice Department Initiates Deportation Proceed Against Editor Qf World War Ii Anti-Semitic And Pro-Na Publications (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Department of Justice announced today that it has initiated deportation proceedings in Newark against an Englewood, New Jersey man who, as a propagandist during World War II in Naziallied Hungary, advocated the persecution of Jews -- including measures such as mass deportation and the "de-jewification of Hungarian life" --. and the defeat of the United States and its allies. (Read more)

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