WASHINGTON, July 31 (RIA Novosti) – Four accused Nazi collaborators who have been stripped of their US citizenship are still living in the United States years after their appeals over deportation orders to Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and Germany were exhausted, the Associated Press has reported.
Vladas Zajanckauskas, 97, of Sutton, Massachusetts is accused of participating in the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto and was ordered deported to his native Lithuania following the failure of his final appeal in 2007. Ukrainian-born Theodor Szehinskyj, 89 of West Chester, Pennsylvania, is alleged to have served as an armed guard at concentration camps in Germany and Poland and exhausted his appeal against deportation to either of those countries or Ukraine in 2006.
Jakiw Palij, 89, of New York is accused of having served as an armed guard at an SS slave labor camp in Poland and was ordered deported to Ukraine after exhausting his appeal the same year. John Kalymon, 92 of Troy Michigan is accused of serving in the Nazi-backed Ukrainian Auxiliary Police in Lviv and was ordered deported to Germany, Ukraine or Poland.
All four men remain in the United States because the countries to which they were ordered deported will not accept them, the report said.
Meanwhile, since their alleged crimes were not committed on US territory, they cannot be tried in the United States. At least five more accused Nazi collaborators have died in the United States following unsuccessful deportation orders, while a similar fate may befall 94-year-old Michael Karkoc, the Minnesota resident who was accused last month of serving in a Nazi SS-led unit, the AP said.