A Federal judge has revoked the citizenship of Conrad Schellong, a former SS officer living in Chicago, for having made “material misrepresentation” of his Nazi past when he applied for U.S. citizenship.
Schellong, 71, is alleged to have commanded a guard unit at the Dachau and Sachsenburg concentration camps during World War II and to have trained SS recruits for concentration camp guard duty.
His trial opened here last May 25 on the basis of a complaint filed in March, 1981 by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI). The trial ended June 3. Judge Bernard Decker announced his verdict last Thursday. Schellong’s attorney said he would probably appeal.
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