The Justice Department filed suit in Federal District Court in Boston Friday to revoke the citizenship of Matthew Katin, a resident of Norwood, Mass. for having concealed his Nazi past when he gained admission to the United States under the Displaced Persons Act shortly after World War II. According to Neal Sher, director of the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, Katin, now 70, served in the Lithuanian Schutzmannschaft, an auxiliary police organization set up by the Nazis in occupied Lithuania. His particular unit was involved in the extermination of the Jewish population, Sher said.
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