A 95-year-old Tennessee resident with German citizenship, Friedrich Karl Berger, was deported by the United States government on Saturday for his time as an armed Nazi concentration camp guard.
A US immigration judge ruled in February of last year that Berger’s participation in “Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution” was “willing service” and ordered him removed under the 1978 Holtzman Amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. In November, the Board of Immigration Appeals upheld the ruling.
“The court found that Berger served at a Neuengamme sub-camp near Meppen, Germany, and that the prisoners there included ‘Jews, Poles, Russians, Danes, Dutch, Latvians, French, Italians, and political opponents’ of the Nazis. The largest groups of prisoners were Russian, Dutch and Polish civilians,” a