VIENNA — Austrian Interior Minister Karl Blecha today issued a warrant for the arrest and expulsion from the country of a self-confessed former Nazi death camp guard, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
He said Romanian-born Martin Bartesch, 60, who was stripped of his U.S. citizenship on Friday, entered Austria last Thursday, but he would not say where he was staying.
The Austrian APA news agency, quoting police sources, said it is believed that Bartesch had relatives in the province of Upper Austria.
Bartesch, who has admitted being a guard at Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, was stripped of his citizenship in Chicago. He had admitted lying or concealing his wartime activities when he entered the United States in 1955 from Austria and when he became an American citizen in 1966.