QUEENS - Nearly 90 members of New York’s Assembly are urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to deport a Nazi living in Queens.
A letter, distributed by Assemblymen Dov Hikind and Michael Simanowitz, said that Jakiw Palij does not deserve to be allowed the privileges of law-abiding citizens.
During WWII, Palij worked as an armed guard at the Treblinka death camp and nearby Trawinki training camp. He concealed his work when he came to America and was granted citizenship in 1957. After the revelations about his past became known, he was stripped of his citizenship.
“The rights and freedoms we enjoy in America should not extend to those who helped facilitate the death of countless innocent people,” Hikind said. “Palij’s presence here mocks the memory of the millions who perished.”