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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1988
A U.S. immigration judge has signed a deportation notice requiring that a retired factory worker living in La Puente be deported for having served as an armed guard at a Nazi death camp where as many as 4 million people were murdered during World War II.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989
Josef Eckert, a La Puente man unmasked by federal investigators as a former SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp in Poland, was deported to Austria, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh announced Wednesday in Washington. Eckert, 65, a native of Austria and Hungary, last fall admitted his membership in the SS unit that guarded prisoners, including those arriving at the camp as they disembarked from transport trains. During his service at the camp, millions of men, women and children were murdered.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989
Josef Eckert, a La Puente man unmasked by federal investigators as a former SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp in Poland, was deported to Austria, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh announced Wednesday in Washington. Eckert, 65, a native of Austria and Hungary, last fall admitted his membership in the SS unit that guarded prisoners, including those arriving at the camp as they disembarked from transport trains. During his service at the camp, millions of men, women and children were murdered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1988
A U.S. immigration judge has signed a deportation notice requiring that a retired factory worker living in La Puente be deported for having served as an armed guard at a Nazi death camp where as many as 4 million people were murdered during World War II.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Justice Department initiated deportation proceedings Tuesday against a retired factory worker from La Puente, alleging that he was a guard at the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, where as many as 4 million people were killed during World War II. Authorities said that Josef Eckert, 73, a native of what is now Yugoslavia, served in the German SS from 1943 through 1945, and "assisted or otherwise participated in the persecution" of Auschwitz prisoners, who were predominantly Jewish. Neal M.
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December 22, 1987 | Associated Press
The government instituted deportation proceedings today against a La Puente, Calif., man, alleging that he persecuted unarmed civilians as a guard at Auschwitz during World War II. The Justice Department said that Josef Eckert, a native of Yugoslavia, served as a guard from 1943-45 in the SS Death's Head Battalion at Auschwitz. According to records, Eckert entered the United States in 1956 under the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 but never applied for U.S. citizenship.
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December 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Neal Sher, head of the Justice Department's Nazi-hunting unit, today questioned why the State Department didn't alert all government agencies to a terrorist bomb warning before the crash of the Pan Am jumbo jet in Scotland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1988 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
A retired factory worker from La Puente facing deportation for alleged unspecified atrocities committed during World War II is believed to be a fugitive from Austria, wanted in that country on war-related murder charges, an Austrian official said Friday. Josef Eckert, who allegedly served as a German SS guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp, was put on a wanted list in 1960 by state court officials in Vienna, according to Ulf Pacher, a spokesman for the Austrian consulate in Los Angeles.
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September 25, 1995 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Gov. Pete Wilson officially launched his campaign for the presidency in Manhattan last month, he used the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, drawing attention to his recent positions condemning illegal immigration. However, 3,000 pages of correspondence between Wilson and immigration authorities--obtained by The Times under the Freedom of Information Act--provide a somewhat different view of Wilson. In hundreds of letters from his eight years in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Justice Department initiated deportation proceedings Tuesday against a retired factory worker from La Puente, alleging that he was a guard at the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, where as many as 4 million people were killed during World War II. Authorities said that Josef Eckert, 73, a native of what is now Yugoslavia, served in the German SS from 1943 through 1945, and "assisted or otherwise participated in the persecution" of Auschwitz prisoners, who were predominantly Jewish. Neal M.
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