Saturday, September 6, 2008

Cincinnati Ohio - Nazi Collaborator Loses U.S. Appeal

Cincinnati Ohio -- An 87-year-old Ukrainian immigrant lost his appeal to keep his U.S. citizenship after a U.S. federal court ruled he had collaborated with Nazis and helped liquidate a Jewish ghetto in Poland.

Ruling in the four-year-old case, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said that John Ivan Kalymon had lied about his involvement with the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police (UAP) when he emigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1949, US justice officials said Friday, Sept. 5.

The Troy, Michigan, resident became a U.S. citizen in 1955. U.S. investigators charged that as a member of the UAP, Kalymon had helped round up Jews, imprison them in a ghetto, terrorize them and supervise their forced labor, kill those trying to escape and lead survivors to extermination and forced labor camps, including Belzec in Poland.

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