United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 2001

Thursday, December 11, 2001

Press Release

Government Moves To Deport Catskills Man For Service As Nazi Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today asked a federal immigration court in New York City to deport an Ellenville, New York, man on the basis that he had participated in the persecution of Jewish civilians during World War II while serving as an armed guard at two SS slave-labor camps in Nazi-occupied Poland. Today's deportation request follows a July 2001 decision by the District Court in Syracuse to revoke the defendant's citizenship based on his Nazi guard service. (Read more)

Monday, November 05, 2001

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today initiated proceedings to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Chicago man based on his participation in the persecution of Jews and other civilians during World War II while serving as an armed guard at two notorious Nazi concentration camps. (Read more)

Friday, October 05, 2001

Press Release

Cleveland-Area Man Stripped Of U.S. Citizenship For Service As Nazi Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The naturalized U.S. citizenship of Wasyl Krysa was revoked today by a federal judge in Cleveland, Ohio on the basis of his participation in the persecution of Jews and other civilian prisoners during World War II, the Justice Department announced. (Read more)

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Press Release

Catskills Man Stripped Of U.S. Citizenship For Service As Nazi Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a Federal judge in Syracuse, New York has entered an order revoking the naturalized U.S. citizenship of an Ellenville, New York, resident on the basis of his participation in acts of persecution committed against Jewish civilians during World War II as an armed guard at two SS slave -labor camps in Nazi-occupied Poland. (Read more)

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Deport Florida Man Who Participated In Wartime Nazi Roundups Of Lithuanian Jews (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today asked a federal immigration court in Tampa to deport a Gulfport, Florida, man for assisting in the persecution of Jews in Nazi-occupied Vilnius, Lithuania, during World War II. (Read more)

Tuesday, March 06, 2001

Press Release

Justice Department Seeks Deportation Of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today asked a federal immigration court in St. Louis to deport a St. Peters, Missouri man for participating in the persecution of Jews and other civilians while serving during World War II as an SS guard at a Nazi concentration camp and at a Nazi-created Jewish ghetto. (Read more)

Friday, February 16, 2001

Press Release

Justice Department Welcomes Wwii Genocide Conviction In Lithuania Of Former Florida Resident (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Justice Department official today welcomed the conviction yesterday on genocide charges in Vilnius, Lithuania, of Kazys Gimzauskas, a former resident of St. Petersburg, Florida. (Read more)

Friday, February 16, 2001

Press Release

Court Of Appeals Upholds Deportation Of Former Member Of Nazi Mobile Killing Unit Washington (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit unanimously affirmed yesterday a February 2000 U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals decision upholding the deportation from the United States of Juozas Naujalis, a retired machinist living in Chicago, based on his admitted World War II service with the infamous Nazi-sponsored 12th Lithuanian Schutzmannschaft Battalion in wartime Lithuania and Byelorussia (present-day Belarus). (Read more)

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