Two Alleged Former Nazis to Go on Trial in June

A man accused of having served as company commander of several SS units in concentration camps and training SS recruits for concentration camp guard duty goes on trial June I in U.S. District Court on charges that he lied about his Nazi past to secure U.S. citizenship.

Conrad Schellong, a 72-year-old retired machinist is among 22 alleged ex-Nazis being prosecuted by the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI). According to OSI director Allan Ryan, investigators found that Schellong was an SS commander at Dachau and served as a major and lieutenant colonel in the Waffen SS. He came to the U.S. in 1957 and obtained citizenship in 1962, the OSI reported. It filed its complaint against Schellong in May, 1981.

Another alleged ex-Nazi, Liudas Kairys, is to go on trial June 14. He is accused of concealing that he had served with SS auxiliary guard units in death camps in Poland, including Treblinka. Kairys is presently an employe of the Cracker Jack Company in Chicago.

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