One year after an immigration judge deported him to Germany because of his work as a Nazi guard, Friedrich Karl Berger is back in his homeland.
The 95-year-old Berger served in a satellite camp of the Neuengamme concentration camp system near Hamburg, where an immigration court found in early 2020 that Jews and others had been detained under « cruel » conditions. He came to the USA from Canada in 1959, lived in Tennessee for many years and received a pension from all over Germany for his military service.
Last year a judge ordered Berger to be removed under a 1978 law, the Holtzman Amendment, that prevents anyone participating in Nazi-sponsored persecution from entering or assigning the US Life. A board of appeal upheld the decision in November 2020.
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« This case shows that the passage itself for many decades the [US Department of Justice] from prosecuting the judiciary on behalf of victims of Nazi crimes, » Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson said in a statement.
The Berger is deported when the window closes to pursue individual perpetrators of the Holocaust. He was 19 years old when he was used to guard prisoners shortly before the camp was liberated by Allied forces. Earlier this month, Germany announced that it would bring a 95-year-old woman to justice who, when she was 19, also served as the secretary of a concentration camp commandant for her role in the murder of 10,000 Jews.
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