United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 1997

Tuesday, December 16, 1997

Press Release

Judge Orders Deportation Of Former Nazi Death Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice yesterday won an order of deportation against Johann Breyer, a Philadelphia resident who served in the Nazi SS as a guard at two notorious concentration camps during World War II. (Read more)

Tuesday, September 16, 1997

Press Release

Judge Orders Deportation Of Former Member Of Nazi Mobile Killing Unit (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today won an order of deportation against Juozas Naujalis, a Chicago man who served during World War II as an armed member of a Nazi-sponsored mobile killing unit that murdered thousands of Jews and others in German-occupied Byelorussia (now Belarus) and Lithuania. (Read more)

Monday, September 08, 1997

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Former Nazi Collaborator (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today asked a federal court in Pennsylvania to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Philadelphia man who it said had served during World War II as a member of an SS-run unit that participated in the Nazi campaign to annihilate the Jews of Europe and in the mass enslavement of Jewish and non-Jewish Poles. (Read more)

Tuesday, September 02, 1997

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today asked a federal court in Missouri to revoke the United States citizenship of a St. Peters, Missouri, man who it charged participated in the persecution of Poles, Jews and other civilians while serving at a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War II. (Read more)

Tuesday, July 22, 1997

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Former Nazi Collaborator (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department today asked a federal court in Connecticut to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Guilford, Connecticut man who served in two infamous SS units that participated in the Nazi campaign to annihilate the Jews of Europe. (Read more)

Tuesday, July 01, 1997

Press Release

Justice Department Initiates Removal Proceedings Against Former Officer In Nazi-Sponsored Killing Unit (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department today initiated removal proceedings against a Philadelphia man who served as an officer and platoon commander in an infamous Nazi unit during World War II. (Read more)

Thursday, June 19, 1997

Press Release

Justice Department Initiates Removal Proceedings Against Former Officer In Nazi-Sponsored Killing Unit (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that the Criminal Division's Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Dyer, Indiana, had won an order from the U.S. District Court in Hammond, Indiana, revoking the U.S. citizenship of Kazys "Casey" Ciurinskas, a Crown Point, Indiana man who served during World War II as an armed member of a Nazi-sponsored mobile killing unit that murdered thousands of Jews and others in German-occupied Byelorussia (now Belarus) and Lithuania. (Read more)

Tuesday, June 17, 1997

Press Release

More Than 200 U.S. Survivors Of Nazi Persecution May Be Eligible For German Reparations (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 200 survivors of the Holocaust who were American citizens at the time of their persecution may be eligible for reparations from the German government under a decision issued today by the Justice Department's Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. (Read more)

Monday, May 19, 1997

Press Release

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Is Ordered Deported (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that its Office of Special Investigations (OSI) has won a court order of deportation against Nikolaus Schiffer, a New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, man who served the Nazis in World War II as an armed SS concentration camp guard at the Sachsenhausen and Hersbruck Concentration Camps in Germany and the Madjanek Concentration Camp and Trawniki SS training and base camp in Poland. (Read more)

Monday, April 28, 1997

Press Release

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Is Ordered Deported (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that it has won a court order of deportation against Ferdinand Hammer, a Sterling Heights, Michigan, man who served as an armed Waffen-SS guard at the Nazi-operated Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps during World War II. (Read more)

Thurday, April 10, 1997

Press Release

U.S. Court Orders Denaturalization Of Illinois Man Found To Have Taken Part In Massacre At Nazi Slave Labor Camp (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a federal judge in Chicago has revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of an Illinois man who took part in a massacre of Jews while serving as a guard at a Nazi slave labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and who subsequently concealed his activities from U.S. officials when he applied to immigrate to the United States on May 24, 1950. (Read more)

Thurday, January 30, 1997

Press Release

Former Member Of Nazi-Sponsored Security Police In Wartime Vilnius, Lithuania, Loses His Citizenship (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a federal judge in Cleveland, has revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of an Ohio man who assisted in the persecution of Jews in Vilnius, Lithuania, during World War II and subsequently concealed his activities from U.S. officials when he applied to immigrate to the United States. (Read more)

Thurday, January 23, 1997

Press Release

Justice Department Initiates Deportation Proceedings Against Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that it had initiated deportation proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court against a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, man who served the Nazis in World War II as an armed SS concentration camp guard at the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany and the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. (Read more)

Thurday, January 23, 1997

Press Release

Attorney General Reno Announces Upcoming Deadline For U.S. Survivors Of Holocaust To File Claims (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Only one month remains for U.S.survivors of Nazi persecution to file a claim for reparations from the German government under a Holocaust Claims Program,Attorney General Janet Reno announced today. (Read more)

Thuesday, January 21, 1997

Press Release

Editor Of World War Ii Pro-Nazi And Anti-Semitic Publications Is Ordered Deported (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that it has won a court order of deportation against Ferenc Koreh, an Englewood, New Jersey, man who, as a propagandist during World War II in Nazi-allied Hungary, publicly advocated the persecution of Jews -- including measures such as mass deportation and what he called the "de-jewification of Hungarian life" -- and the defeat of the United States and its allies. (Read more)

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