United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 1998

Tuesday, November 03, 1998

Press Release

Justice Department Wins Deportation Order Against Participant In Nazi Massacre (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a federal immigration court has ordered the removal of Bronislaw Hajda, an Illinois man who participated in a massacre of Jews while serving as a guard at a Nazi slave labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. (Read more)

Thursday, October 29, 1998

Press Release

Justice Department Initiates Removal Proceeding Against Former Member Of Nazi Mobile Killing Unit (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice has initiated removal proceedings against a Hammond, Indiana man who served during World War II as an armed member of a Nazi-sponsored unit that murdered thousands of Jews and others in German-occupied Byelorussia (now Belarus) and Lithuania. (Read more)

Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Press Release

Deportation Order Upheld Against Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has upheld the deportation order entered last year against Ferdinand Hammer, a former Nazi concentration camp guard residing in Sterling Heights, Michigan. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Press Release

Judge Revokes Citizenship Of Former Nazi Collaborator (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge yesterday revoked the citizenship of a former concentration camp guard now living in Guilford, Connecticut, the Justice Department announced. (Read more)

Tuesday, September 15, 1998

Press Release

Justice Department Initiates Removal Proceedings Against Chicago-Area Man Who Guarded Jews During Nazi Massacre (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today initiated removal proceedings against a Chicago man who allegedly took part in the forcible detention of at least 3,700 Jewish men, women and children who were shot to death during a two-day massacre in Nazi-occupied Sviencionys, Lithuania, in October 1941. (Read more)

Friday, August 28, 1998

Press Release

Justice Department Initiated Removal Proceedings Against Former Guard At Nazi Slave Labor Camp (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice has initiated deportation proceedings against an Illinois man who was found to have participated in a massacre of Jews while serving as a guard at a Nazi slave labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. (Read more)

Tuesday, August 18, 1998

Press Release

Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Florida Man Who Arrested Jews In "Sting" Operation In Nazi-Occupied Wartime Lithuania (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ A federal judge in Tampa Florida has revoked the U.S. citizenship of Adolph Milius (aka Adolphas Millinavicius), formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida because he assisted in the persecution of Jews in Vilnius, Lithuania during World War II. (Read more)

Monday, June 22, 1998

Press Release

Court Of Appeals Affirms Denaturalization Of Former Member Of Nazi Mobile Killing Unit (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ A federal court of appeals in Chicago has unanimously affirmed a decision to denaturalize Kazys Ciurinskas, a Hammond, Indiana man who served during World War II as an armed member of a Nazi-sponsored unit that murdered thousands of Jews and others in German-occupied Byelorussia (now Belarus) and Lithuania, the Department of Justice announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 03, 1998

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 Manhattan to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Rockland County man who allegedly served during World War II as a member of an SS-run unit that participated in acts of persecution during the war. (Read more)

Thursday, April 23, 1998

Press Release

Judge Orders Removal Of Former Officer In Nazi-Sponsored Police Units (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ The Justice Department today won a deportation order against Jonas Stelmokas, a Philadelphia resident who served as a platoon commander and acting company commander in two Nazi-sponsored Lithuanian Schutzmannschaft (Protective Detachment) Battalions in Lithuania from 1941 to 1944. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 01, 1998

Press Release

United States And Austria Resume Mutual Legal Assistance In World War Ii Nazi Cases (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ Austria will resume rendering legal assistance to the United States in cases involving World War 11-era Nazi crimes under an agreement that goes into effect today, the Justice Department announced. (Read more)

Friday, February 20, 1998

Press Release

Department Of Justice Statement On John Demjanjuk Ruling (OSI)

U.S. District Judge Paul R. Matia today issued a decision in Cleveland vacating the denaturalization decision rendered against John Demjanjuk in 1981. (Read more)

Thursday, February 12, 1998

Press Release

Attorney General Reno Announces Upcoming End Of Program To Compensate Japanese Americans Interned During World War II (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 2,000 Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II are running out of time to seek compensation, Attorney General Janet Reno said today. A program established to provide redress for these individuals ends in six months. (Read more)

Monday, February 09, 1998

Press Release

Attorney General Commends Lithuanian Decision To Prosecute Former U.S. Citizen For World War II Genocide (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Attorney General Janet Reno today applauded the decision of the Government of Lithuania to indict and prosecute accused Nazi criminal Aleksandras Lileikis, who had fled to Lithuania in 1996 after a federal court ordered his denaturalization. (Read more)

Monday, January 27, 1998

Press Release

Appellate Court Unanimously Affirms Denaturalization Of Participant In Nazi Massacre (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A federal appellate court has agreed with a lower court decision revoking the citizenship of an Illinois man who helped massacre Jews during World War II, the Justice Department announced today. (Read more)

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