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US Deports Former Nazi Guard to Austria

83-year-old Wis. resident took part in massacre of 42K
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 4:57 PM CDT
US Deports Former Nazi Guard to Austria
In this 2003, file photo, Josias Kumpf is seen at his home in Racine, Wis.   (AP Photo)

A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp who participated in a mass slaughter of prisoners has been deported from Wisconsin to Austria, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Immigration officials today sent Josias Kumpf, 83, back to his homeland, where his fate is unclear. He had lived in the US since 1956, though he was stripped of his US citizenship several years ago when his past became known.

Kumpf admitted standing guard during a 1943 Nazi operation in which 42,000 Jewish men, women, and children were murdered over two days at three concentration camps in Poland. His job was to shoot anyone who tied to escape during the so-called Operation Harvest. Kumpf’s daughter still lives in Wisconsin. (More Nazi stories.)

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