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U.S. Citizenship Stripped From Former Nazi Guard

October 06, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A retired factory worker has been stripped of his U.S. citizenship for working as a guard at a Nazi labor camp during World War II, the Justice Department said.

Wasyl Krysa, 76, of Brooklyn, Ohio, was an armed guard at the Poniatowa labor camp in Poland in 1943, according to the department's Office of Special Investigations. He is the 66th Nazi persecutor to have been stripped of citizenship since OSI began its investigations in 1979.

Krysa has admitted he was a guard but said he never hurt anyone and served the Nazis against his will. His lawyer said an appeal is planned.

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