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Osi Moves to Deport Man Accused of Nazi War Crimes

The Department of Justice has initiated deportation proceedings against a Pennsylvania man accused of serving as an armed SS concentration camp guard in Germany and Poland during Word War II.

Nikolaus Schiffer, 75, of New Ringgold, Pa., has to show cause why he should not be deported for his involvement with the SS, according to the department.

In documents filed at the U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia last week, the department’s Office of Special Investigations and the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s Philadelphia office ordered Schiffer to supply the information.

Schiffer served as a guard at the Sachsenhausen and Hersbruck camps in Germany and the Majdanek camp in Poland.

He was guard on labor details at the camps and on two Nazi “death marches,” according to the Justice Department.

Schiffer was stripped of his citizenship in August 1993 as a result of an OSI denaturalization suit.

The judge in that case, Franklin Van Antwerpen, said the evidence “clearly and unequivocally established” that Schiffer actively participated in persecution at the camps by preventing inmates from escaping the “grotesquely inhumane conditions there,” according to the Justice Department.

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