Saturday, a Tennessee resident has been removed back to Germany for participating in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution when he was an armed guard at a concentration camp in 1945, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Tennessee man ordered to return to Germany after serving as Nazi guard during WWII 95-year-old Friedrich Karl Berger, who had been living in Oak Ridge, becomes the 70th Nazi persecutor to be removed from the U.S. after he was ordered to be removed due to his participation in Nazi Germany in 1945 as an armed guard of concentration camp prisoners in the Neuengamme Concentration Camp system. “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,” said Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson. “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. In this year in which we mark the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg convictions, this case shows that the passage even of many decades will not deter the Department from pursuing justice on behalf of the victims of Nazi crimes.” “We are committed to ensuring the United States will not serve as a safe haven for human rights violators and war criminals,” said Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson. “We will never cease to pursue those who persecute others. This case exemplifies the steadfast dedication of both ICE and the Department of Justice to pursue justice and to hunt relentlessly for those who participated in one of history’s greatest atrocities, no matter how long it takes.”

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Ronda silver · February 21, 2021 at 9:10 pm

Know he knows what. Its like to be torn away from his family

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