United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 1999

Thursday, December 30, 1999

Press Release

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Deportation of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has affirmed a court order directing the deportation of Nikolaus Schiffer, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, the Department of Justice announced today. (Read more)

Friday, December 03, 1999

Press Release

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Deportation of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal appeals court in Chicago has unanimously affirmed an order directing the deportation of Anton Tittjung, 75, a retired stone worker living in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, the Department of Justice announced. (Read more)

Thursday, November 18, 1999

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department today asked a federal court in Albany, New York, to revoke the U.S. citizenship of an Ellenville, New York resident on the basis of his participation in acts of persecution against Polish and Jewish civilians while serving during World War II as an armed guard at two SS slave-labor camps in Nazi-occupied Poland. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 10, 1999

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice has initiated proceedings to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Brooklyn, Ohio, man on the basis of his service during World War II as an armed guard at a Nazi slave labor camp and at a subcamp of the infamous Mauthausen Concentration Camp. (Read more)

Monday, November 08, 1999

Press Release

Federal Appeals Court Approves Deportation Of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today announced that a federal appeals court in Cincinnati has affirmed an order directing the deportation of Ferdinand Hammer, 78, a retired foundry supervisor living in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Hammer who served during World War II as an armed Waffen-SS guard at the Nazi-operated Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and on prisoner transports between camps. (Read more)

Thursday, October 28, 1999

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a complaint to revoke the U.S. citizenship of Theodor Szehinskyj, a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who served, the complaint alleges, as a Waffen-SS Death's Head Concentration Camp Guard at Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp, Warsaw Concentration Camp, and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp during World War II. (Read more)

Wednesday, July 21, 1999

Press Release

Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a federal judge in St. Louis, Missouri, has revoked the citizenship of Michael Negele, 79, of St. Peters, Missouri, a retired aircraft worker and former concentration camp guard. (Read more)

Monday, June 14, 1999

Press Release

Chicago-Area Man Departs For Lithuania To Avoid Trial In World War Ii Nazi Case (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Vincas Valkavickas, a Chicago-area man who faced charges of guarding a facility in Nazi-occupied Lithuania during a two-day operation in which more than 3,700 Jewish men, women, and children were executed there, permanently departed the United States for Lithuania yesterday, the Department of Justice announced. (Read more)

Sunday, May 30, 1999

Press Release

New York Man Abandons U.S. To Avoid Questioning About Alleged Nazi Past After Supreme Court Rejects His 5th Amendment Claim (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that Aloyzas Balsys, 86, formerly of Queens, New York, permanently departed the United States for Lithuania yesterday rather than comply with a Justice Department subpoena to answer questions concerning his activities in Lithuania during World War II. (Read more)

Wednesday, May 19, 1999

Press Release

The U.S. Department of Justice today asked a federal court in Cleveland to revoke the U.S. citizenship of John Demjanjuk (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice today asked a federal court in Cleveland to revoke the U.S. citizenship of John Demjanjuk. (Read more)

Wednesday, May 12, 1999

Press Release

Former Member Of Nazi Killing Unit Is Deported From The United States (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kazys Ciurinskas, a Crown Point, Indiana man who served as an armed member of a Nazi-sponsored killing battalion during World War II, permanently departed the United States for Lithuania, the Department of Justice announced. (Read more)

Tuesday, May 04, 1999

Press Release

Federal Judge Jails Alien For Refusing To Answer Questions Concerning World War Ii Nazi Activities (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in Pensacola, Florida today ordered the jailing of a Sunny Hills, Florida man whom Government prosecutors seek to question in connection with his activities during World War II, the Justice Department announced. (Read more)

Monday, April 05, 1999

Press Release

Immigration Judge Orders Removal Of Chicago-Area Man Accused Of Participation In Nazi Massacre Of Jews (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former Chicago factory worker who served as an armed guard during a two-day massacre of more than 3,700 Jewish men, women, and children in Nazi-occupied Lithuania during World War II has been ordered removed from the United States, and must permanently depart the country for Lithuania by June 30, the Department of Justice announced today. (Read more)

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