According to the Department of Justice, a Massachusetts man has been ordered to be deported back to his native country after a court case that has charged him with helping carry out the World War II mass murder of millions of Jews in Poland.
Known as Vladas Zajanckauskas of Sutton, Massachusetts, this man was part of a Nazi unit working in the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto that killed numbers of Jews in their “brutal liquidation.” Immigration Judge Wayne R. Iskra has recently ordered Vladas’s removal from the United States back to his native country of Lithuania.
Announced by the Assistance Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher for the Criminal Division, his removal was decided after the immigration judge found him guilty after a 41 page decision.
Zajanckauskas allegedly trained at a camp in Trawniki, Poland, and served as a non-commissioned officer. Along with other men, he was trained on everything about Operation Reinhard, the term known as the Nazi’s plan to kill all of the Jews in Poland. The judge ruled that Zajanckauskas also participated in persecution at Trawiniki and in Warsaw while he took part in the liquidation during the Operatin Reinhard.
“Vladas Zajanckauskas was an accomplice in Nazi mass murder,” said OSI Director Eli M. Rosenbaum. “Had he told the truth after the war, he never would have been permitted to enter this country.”
“Zajanckauskas admitted that Trawniki men sent to Warsaw stood in the cordon to prevent Jews from escaping, guarded the transit square where captured Jews awaited transportation to labor and concentration camps, conducted house-to-house searches for hidden Jews, skirmished with resistance fighters, and took part in the shooting of some captured Jews,” noted Judge Iskra.
This man also committed crimes of rape and murder, and was actually one of the top individuals ranked in his sub-unit. He was born in Lithuania, and came to the United States from Austria in 1950, becoming a citizen in 1956 with his part in the Nazi killing’s of Jews left zipped from all to hear so that he could gain his citizenship. His plan actually worked for most of his life until 2005 when his citizenship was revoked. Why? He falsely told the United States that he was a farmer in Lithuania until 1944 when he was really killing Jews.
Zajanckauskas charges along with the charges of many other individuals who were involved with Nazi crimes are all part of OSI’s efforts which take legal action against these individuals. This group began its goal to catch ex-Nazi’s in 1979, and has since been responsible of catching over 105 individuals. This program has definately been a success.
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