Kristallnacht Protest at Queens Home of Nazi

BROOKLYN - As part of an initiative to bring attention to Nazis living in the U.S., Assemblyman Dov Hikind will protest on Sunday, the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, in front of the Queens home of Jakiw Palij, a Nazi who was never deported from the country.

The 90-year-old Palij was included on a list of 10 Nazis whom The Associated Press tracked down in July who never left after being ordered deported.

“People have the nerve to say, ‘They are old now — why bother?’” Hikind said. “But what of the hundreds and thousands of innocent victims that were personally tortured and murdered by these criminals? Do we have no obligation to their memories?”

The protest will take place at 10:00 a.m. at 33-18 89th Street in Jackson Heights. Hikind, whose Holocaust survivor mother recently passed away, will be joined by the Rambam Mesivta and Holocaust survivors.

The reason Nazis remain in the U.S. is that their countries of origin do not want them back.