Friedrich Karl Berger Wiki
95-year-old former concentration camp guard deported from the USA to Germany
The United States deported a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany. Friedrich Karl Berger, who has lived in America since 1959, was a guard at the Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg, Germany in 1945. He confessed to preventing and escorting prisoners from escaping during the forced evacuation that resulted in the deaths of 70. people. However, he said that he did not witness any murder or abuse while working in the camp for a few weeks towards the end of the war.
A court in Memphis, Tennessee, ordered his deportation last February, and he arrived in Frankfurt today. The German citizen was handed over to the Hesse state police for questioning. Authorities had previously been investigating whether it was possible to file a criminal complaint against Mr. Berger, but in December they decided to shelve the efforts.
They could not dispute the allegation that he had not been subjected to any murder or abuse. The same prosecutors want to question him again to see if they can help with murder charges that have been used to prosecute many Nazis in recent years. Prosecutors argued that officers who helped run a concentration camp contributed to the death and abuse in these camps, regardless of whether or not these officers themselves participated in any murder. According to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), prisoners, Jewish, Russian, Polish, Dutch and other prisoners were kept in ‘brutal’ conditions and worked ‘to the point of exhaustion and death’ in Neuengamme, where Mr Berger worked. Declaration. Mr. Berger told The Washington Post that he was forced to work in the camp and claimed that he did not carry a gun during his short time there. Regarding his deportation, he said: “After 75 years, this is ridiculous. I can’t believe it. You are forcing me out of my house.”
Acting US Attorney General Monty Wilkinson said the expulsion demonstrated the commitment of the Joe Biden administration to ‘ensure that the United States is not a safe haven for those participating in Nazi crimes against humanity and other human rights violations’. Earlier this month, a 95-year-old woman living in a nursing home in Pinneberg, near Hamburg, was accused of serving as the SS commander’s secretary at the Stutthof camp near Gdansk. During the Second World War, 65,000 prisoners died in Stutthof and Irmgard F was charged with “over 10,000 cases”. She claimed she had no idea they were being exposed to gasses in the camp.