June 22, 2021

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Tennessee, 95, Nazi guard, deported to Germany: Feds

Friedrich Karl Berger was the 70th Nazi to be removed from the United States

In 1945, Friedrich Karl Berger was an armed guard in the Neuengamme concentration camp system in Germany, where he “participated in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution,” the Justice Department said.

Berger, who has German citizenship, was expelled from the United States in February 2020 after a two-day trial, the Justice Department said.

According to the court, Berger admitted to guarding prisoners to prevent them from escaping during their forced outdoor labor in the winter of 1945, the Justice Department said.

Friedrich Karl Berger, 95, pictured

Berger admitted that he “never requested a transfer from the concentration camp guard and continues to receive a pension from Germany based on his employment in Germany, ‘including his wartime service,'” he said. the Department of Justice.

About 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust.

Berger was the 70th Nazi to be removed from the United States, the Justice Department said.

“The passage of even many decades will not dissuade the Department from pursuing justice on behalf of the victims of Nazi crimes,” interim Attorney General Monty Wilkinson said in a statement.

The exact date of Berger’s deportation was not immediately clear; the Justice Department said he was deported on Saturday while Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he was deported on Friday.

Originally published on ABC NEWS