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The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service has asked the Israel police’s special-branch for the investigation of Nazi crimes to collect evidence against 70 naturalized American citizens who are under investigation in the U.S. for having committed war crimes in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. Requests for information have been placed in Israeli newspapers and Supt. Gershon Langsfeld, head of the special branch, said evidence has already been collected on 10 of the 70. The INS probe began after complaints by Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. and several Congressmen that the suspected war criminals lied about their past in applying for U.S. citizenship.