Ex-SS guard leaves U.S.

A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a former SS guard, who has left the country for Germany.

Martin Hartmann, 88, formerly of Mesa, Ariz., served as an armed SS guard at the Sachesenhausen concentration camp in Nazi Germany during World War II. In a settlement agreement filed Sept. 17, Hartmann admitted that he served in the SS Death’s Head Guard Battalion and consented to having his citizenship revoked by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan.

Hartmann was born in Romania and immigrated to the United States in 1955, becoming a citizen in 1961.

“This result reflects the Justice Department’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that those who helped the Nazi regime carry out its genocidal plans find no sanctuary in America,” said Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher.

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