Tennessee Man Ordered Removed to Germany Based on Service as SS Guard

A Tennessee resident who formerly served as a concentration camp guard in Germany has been ordered to be removed from the United States following a two-day trial in Memphis.

Friedrich Karl Berger, according to the Justice Department, was ordered removed after admitting he served as an armed guard for a sub-camp of Neuengamme near Meppen, Germany, in which Jews and other political opponents of the German people, were subject to “atrocious” conditions working “to the point of exhaustion and death.”

Berger admitted to investigators that he guarded prisoners during a two week journey after the camp had to be evacuated due to the advance of British and Canadian forces.

Roughly 70 prisoners died during that journey, according to officials.

Read more here from The Daily Archives

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