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Nazi camp commander received a benefit as a victim

Berlin – The former nazikampbewaker that Tuesday, by the United States was deported to Germany, stayed just after the Second world War in a shelter for Holocaustoverlevenden. He then got even a benefit.

That writes the Bild newspaper on the basis of historical documents of the International Tracing Service (ITS), the department of the Red Cross that the archive of nazislachtoffers manages.

“Jakiw Palij was first in a camp for Displaced Persons in Bamberg and later in a hervestigingscentrum in Schweinfurt,” says the research director of the ITS, Henning Borggräfe against the newspaper.

He was officially as a victim recognized and received support for emigration to the Americas.

In Poln born Palij (95) worked in 1941 as SS assistant in the Trawniki labour camp. There were over 6,000 Jews exterminated.

Eight years later, he went to the USA and became American. The American nationality was him in 2003 declined because he had lied about his SS time.

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