80-year-old former Nazi faces deportation

July 12, 2005 at 1:01 PM
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RACINE, Wis., July 12 (UPI) -- An 80-year-old man, who has been a U.S. citizen for 40 years, faces deportation after admitting to being a Nazi soldier, says the Los Angeles Times.

Josias Kumpf, who has been living with his daughter in Racine, Wis., had worked as a sausage stuffer in Chicago before retiring.

When confronted by U.S. Justice Department lawyers, Kumpf admitted in a sworn statement that he had served in the dreaded Nazi SS corps and stood sentry over Jewish prisoners as an SS Death's Head guard in concentration camps in Poland, the Times reported.

While in the United States, he married and raised five children. A federal judge in Milwaukee has ordered his citizenship revoked. He will be deported if his appeal is rejected.

When government lawyers deposed Kumpf in Milwaukee, he insisted he was not a killer. "I was a good boy before and I'm still a good boy now," he told the Times. "I don't hurt nobody, and I don't even hurt the flies if they're behaving."

Kumpf entered the United States as a legal immigrant in 1956.

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