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February 11, 2000
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Canadian officials want to denaturalize and deport an 80-year-old Montreal resident who allegedly covered up his Nazi past to enter Canada. Documents that the government filed recently in a federal court claim that Walter Obodzinski, who received Canadian citizenship in 1955, was part of a police unit in his native Poland that has been implicated in murdering thousands of Jews and partisans, and in sending some 20,000 people to forced labor camps during World War II. Canada’s War Crimes Unit has now brought 17 deportation cases to court.

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