United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 2002

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Press Release

Justice Department Seeks Deportation Of Former Member Of Nazi Killing Squad (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice has asked a federal immigration court to deport a Sunny Hills, Fla., man for participating in the Nazi-sponsored murder of Jews and other civilians during World War II while serving in a Nazi-led mobile killing unit in Lithuania and Byelorussia (now Belarus). (Read more)

Friday, October 25, 2002

Press Release

Federal Immigration Judge Orders Deportation Of Catskills Man Who Served As Nazi Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a federal immigration court in Manhattan has ordered the deportation of an Ellenville, N.Y., man to Ukraine because he had participated in the persecution of Jewish civilians during World War II. (Read more)

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Former Armed Guard At Two Nazi Concentration Camps (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today initiated proceedings to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Lyndhurst, Ohio, man for participating in the Nazi-sponsored persecution of Jews and other civilians during World War II. (Read more)

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice has asked a federal immigration court in Philadelphia to deport a Drexel Hill, Pa., man on the basis that he participated in the persecution of civilians during World War II while serving as an armed guard at two concentration camps in Germany and one in Nazi-occupied Poland. (Read more)

Thursday, September 05, 2002

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today initiated proceedings to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Dayton, Ohio, man based on his participation in the persecution of Jews and other civilians during 1942 and 1943. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke CitizenshipOf Former Nazi Slave Labor Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice initiated proceedings today to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Mays Landing, New Jersey, man based on his service during World War II as an armed guard at three Nazi slave labor camps. (Read more)

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Press Release

Federal Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Former Gestapo Interrogator Who Participated In Nazi Mass Murder (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a federal court in Pensacola, Florida has denaturalized a Panama City, Florida, man charged with participating in the mass murder of Jews and other civilians in 1942 and 1943 during the Nazi occupation of Belarus while serving in the Gestapo, the Nazis’ Secret State Police. (Read more)

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice initiated proceedings today to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a St. Louis man based on his assistance in the persecution of Jews and other civilians from 1943 until 1945. (Read more)

Monday, July 08, 2002

Press Release

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Ordered Deported (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Department of Justice announced today that a federal immigration court in St. Louis has ordered a St. Peters, Missouri man deported to Romania for participating in the Nazi persecution of Jews and other civilians during World War II. (Read more)

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Press Release

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Living In New York City Suburb Is Deported To Austria (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that Michael Gruber, who served Nazi Germany during World War II as an armed SS guard at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in Oranienburg, Germany, has been deported to Austria. (Read more)

Friday, May 24, 2002

Press Release

Federal Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Former Deputy To Nazi Official Responsible For Mass Killings (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that a federal district court judge in Chicago has revoked the U.S. citizenship of a Lockport, Illinois man charged by the Government with participation in the persecution and murder of Jews and other civilians during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania in 1941. (Read more)

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Press Release

Court Orders Deportation Of Florida Man For Role In Nazi Crimes Against Jews In Wartime Lithuania (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced that a federal immigration court in Tampa has ordered a Gulfport, Florida, man deported to Lithuania for participating in the persecution of Jews in Nazi-occupied Vilnius, Lithuania, during World War II. (Read more)

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Former Gestapo Interrogator Who Participated In Mass Murder (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice initiated proceedings today to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Panama City, Florida, man based on his participation in the persecution and mass murder of Jews and other civilians during 1942 and 1943. (Read more)

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Press Release

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Deported (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that Nikolaus Schiffer, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, has arrived in Romania, following his deportation from the United States. (Read more)

Thursday, May 09, 2002

Press Release

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

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

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Press Release

Federal Court Finds John Demjanjuk Assisted In Murder Of Jews As Nazi Guard And Revokes His U.S. Citizenship (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal court in Cleveland today stripped John Demjanjuk of his U.S. citizenship, ruling that federal prosecutors proved at a two-week trial in May and June 2001 that he served the Nazi regime during World War II as a "willing" guard at Nazi camps "for more than two year". (Read more)

Monday, January 14, 2002

Press Release

Justice Department Moves To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Former Deputy To Nazi Official Responsible For Mass Killings (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice today initiated proceedings to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a Lockport, Illinois man based on his participation in the persecution and murder of Jews and other civilians during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania in 1941. (Read more)

Tuesday, January 08, 2002

Press Release

Court Of Appeals Affirms Revocation Of U.S. Citizenship Of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit yesterday affirmed the July 2000 decision of the United States District Court in Philadelphia, revoking the U.S. citizenship of Theodor Szehinskyj, 77, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, a retired machinist who served during World War II as an armed guard at the Sachsenhausen, Gross-Rosen and Warsaw Concentration Camps. (Read more)

-Top-