As per latest reports, the US has expatriated a 95-year-old guard.
The report added that ex-Nazi concentration camp security had been residing in the United States for about 70 years.
Jakiw Palij, who was working as a labor camp safeguard in German-occupied Poland in World War II, was witnessed getting out of a plane in Dusseldorf, Germany, and moving via the city on August 21 morning.
After that, Mr. Palij got shifted to a stretcher and taken crosswise the city with the help of an ambulance.
As per a report during 2003, Mr. Palij had had two strokes and was too weak.
He was expelled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) early August 21 morning, the White House stated in a report.
Mr. Palij had been residing on a governmental provision in Queens, New York, until his exile, Germany’s newspaper added up.
Palij took birth in what was Poland then, now acknowledged as Ukraine. He got training at the Nazi SS Training camp in Trawniki, German-occupied Poland, during 1943, and did his job as an armed guard at Trawniki Labor Camp, the White House added.
Palij told media in 2003 that he was “never a collaborator,” claiming in its place that his position was to safeguard bridges as well as rivers.
He stated, ”They came and took me when I was 18. We knew they would kill me and my family if I refused. I did it to save their lives, and I never even wore a Nazi uniform. They made us wear gray guards’ uniforms and had us guarding bridges and rivers.”
However Eli Rosenbaum, the director of a special inquiry division for the Justice section, stated at the time that Palij was “very loyal and very capable and served until April 1945, the last weeks of the war, while other soldiers were deserting right and left.”
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