USHMM: “Mr. Palij’s deportation was an important moment in ensuring that the murders of millions of Jews would not fade from popular memory”

How the Nazis Got to New York: Immigration Fraud
by Ali Winston
August 23, 2018

The 95-year-old Nazi who was deported this week after living quietly in Queens for decades was not the only member of his squad to come to New York City. Jakiw Palij, a former member of the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, arrived in Germany on Tuesday, 14 years after the federal government stripped him of citizenship. But the story of how Mr. Palij arrived in the United States, acquired citizenship and built a life in Queens is not one of a lone Nazi thwarting immigration laws, but of a trio of Third Reich soldiers working together to find haven in America, one vouching for the other two on visa applications. READ MORE

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