(JUST THE NEWS) – A 95-year-old German man living in Tennessee, who was still collecting his military pension from his time as a WWII Nazi concentration guard, was removed from the United States in the 70th such deportation in American history.
Friedrich Karl Berger was deported Friday, a year after a court ordered him removed for his work in 1945 as an armed guard in a Neuengamme concentration camp near Meppen, Germany.
"Berger's removal demonstrates the Department of Justice's and its law enforcement partners' commitment to ensuring that the United States is not a safe haven for those who have participated in Nazi crimes against humanity and other human rights abuses," Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson said. "The Department marshaled evidence that our Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section found in archives here and in Europe, including records of the historic trial at Nuremberg of the most notorious former leaders of the defeated Nazi regime."
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