Skip to comments.Former Nazi Camp Guard to Have Deportation Hearing
Posted on 12/02/2012 2:50:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
As U.S. authorities continue a long legal battle to deport a former Nazi concentration camp guard, its not clear what will happen next if they prevail.
Anton Geiser, now 88, has been living in a small western Pennsylvania town for more than 50 years. He didnt even tell his family about the Nazi service until 2004, when the Justice Department began legal proceedings.
Geisers lawyer will be appealing a deportation order next week, before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Va.
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1945 was 67 years ago, which would have made this guy 21 at war’s end. Going after the officers and politicians who ran things, that’s great. Problem is, they’ve all died of old age by now. This guy was just a draftee.
If Susan Rice or Lurch don’t work out for Sec. of State, Bathhouse Barry can nominate this guy.
Well at 88 the guy will be dying soon and he will burn in Hell for a long time.
He’s an old dude—soon he will face a higher judge greater than any on this earthly sphere. What has he been doing the last 60 years?
I didn’t think one was drafted into the SS.
Along with anyone who was a guard at a Soviet Gulag.
I did not approve of going after Demjanjuk, because of his extenuating circumstances......He was a dead man if he went back to Russia, and he was a dead man if he didn’t cooperate with the Germans. And most of the evidence against him came from the Soviets, like they would never make stuff up.
The Germans were anxious to nail Demjanjuk, just so they could go “See, it wasn’t only Germans that participated in the Holocaust.”
“What has he been doing the last 60 years?”
And just what did he do back then?
” Both sides agree that Geiser guarded only the perimeter of the camps”
What kinda choices did he have? None! But he probably shouldn’t have been granted citizenship.
Wrong, I had a cousin who was drafted into the SS at 16 years of age and shipped to Stalingrad. Escaped back to Germany one step ahead of the Russians. FWIW
I had a great-uncle who was almost captured by the Russians. American infantryman, he was among the first Americans to reach Berlin. He was souvenir hunting in the vicinity of Hitler’s bunker (I don’t recall the back story on how or why he was there and alone) when a Russian patrol caught up with him. He said they had a couple machine guns trained on him, had his hands up and kept motioning for him to come to them. Said he’d have rather been shot in the back than caught by the Russians so he turned, walked slowly around the corner, and once out of sight ran like an olympian.
That would present two problems. The first would be the Left's opposition to prosecuting anybody for being a Communist. The second would be that at least some of them would be Jewish.
I read a book about the American war prisoners in Japan, when Japan surrendered they were stuck in their prison camps but they were no longer prisoners. The first thing they did was hang the mean, hateful guard but for the most part they felt that the rest of the guards were just doing their duty.
How do you figure he’s going to hell?
The guy was 17 when he was forced to join. Doesn’t make sense to hound him anymore.
Probably the same thing as John Demjanjuk, who has fought denaturalization and deportation since 1977. The United States extradited Demjanjuk to Israel, where he was convicted in 1988 of being "Ivan the Terrible" and sentenced to death. The Israeli Supreme Court reversed the conviction after evidence surfaced that another man was "Ivan the Terrible."
The U.S. government stripped Demjanjuk of citizenship and ordered him deported in 2005 for having served as a Nazi prison camp guard in Poland and Germany.
These men were victims of war too and their only alleged crimes were following the orders of their superiors.
As a side note, one could also argue their case by comparing their actions to the Haditha 7, which almost everyone here would likely support their innocence.
It's time to let it go and leave these individuals alone with their own consciences and let them die in peace.........
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