Now, 95 years old Jakiw Palij, the last known Nazi death camp guard still living in the US, finally taken from his home in Queens, New York early today and flown by the government to Germany, after fighting deportation for 14 years. Today's exile coming 75 years after Palij was a guard at the infamous Trawniki labor camp where 6,000 Jewish men, women, and children were massacred in one of the worst atrocities in World War II. The White House issuing a statement that by preventing prisoners from escaping, Palij played an indispensable role in insuring that the Trawniki Jewish victims met their horrific fate at the hands of the Nazis.
I have no pity on the fact that he is 95 years old, my pity has been all used up on his victims. Palij came to the US in 1949, winning citizenship by lying on his immigration papers, claiming to have worked on a family farm during the war. Why did it take so long to deport him? Despite years of protests outside his home, the White House and civilian Nazi hunters say no one wanted him back. Previously, Germany demanded evidence that you have to have an eyewitness testimony: I saw him commit these crimes. How could that be in a situation where everybody was murdered?
He was condemned to life-long exile.
The killing was cold-blooded, and those who committed this atrocity should be tried and punished.
I have never seen such horrific injuries.