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Deported Nazi Guard Likely to Get Off Scot-Free

German investigator cites lack of evidence of crimes in case of Jakiw Palij
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2018 10:20 AM CDT
Police officers stand in front of a senior home housing Jakiw Palij in Ahlen, Germany, on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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(Newser) – Getting booted from the US may be the only punishment to befall former Nazi prison guard Jakiw Palij. Though US authorities say he was involved in the deaths of 6,000 Jewish people at the Trawniki concentration camp in occupied Poland, the 95-year-old is unlikely to be convicted because of a lack of evidence that he "either committed a murder on his own or has supported the murders of others through his actions," an investigator tells CNN. "He is not currently under investigation in Germany, so there is no arrest warrant," he adds, per Deutsche Welle. Now in a German nursing home, Palij claims he was coerced. (Read more Nazis stories.)

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