Nazi Death Camp Guard Fights to Remain in U.S.

Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 11:13 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A former Nazi concentration camp guard, who has lived near Pittsburgh for the past 56 years, is fighting for his last chance to stay in the United States as the government is working to deport him because of his past.

Anton Geiser, who lives in Sharon Pa., is now 87 years old, and has told judges he was made to patrol with a gun outside the Oranienburg and Buchenwald concentration camps, reports the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. However, courts have ruled that anyone patrolling the camps, voluntary or not, must leave the country.

Geiser’s attorney, Adrian Roe, will argue the case next month before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Fairfax, Va., which could be the elderly man’s last stand.

They hope the court will agree with a 2009 U.S. Supeme Court decision that says the government must clarify laws that ban people who participated in atrocities against others, following the case of an African who said he was forced to torture people.

But Roe noted Geiser’s five children live in the U.S., and the former Nazi is a retired steelworker who is recovering from multiple leg fractures he got while falling down his stairs.

Geiser was born in the Croatian sector of Yugoslavia and was only 17 when Hitler's Germany seized the country. He was drafted and ended up in the Waffen S.S., on the Russian front, and was later chosen for the “Death’s Head” battalions that guarded prison camps.

Roe noted that Geiser became a citizen like many other concentration camp guards who were allowed to come into the U.S. in the 1950s after extensive background checks determined they were not responsible for atrocities.

If the board doesn’t overturn the an immigration judge’s 2010 ruling, Roe can appeal to the federal courts, but there is no guarantee that his client would be allowed to stay in the U.S. during that process.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Montel Williams Skeptical of VA Deal, Still Calls for 'Surge'

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 20:48 PM

Montel Williams, who has been advocating for a VA Surge to clear the backlog of veterans needing healthcare, is skepti . . .

Norquist Raises Brows With Plan to Attend 'Burning Man' Fest

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 20:16 PM

Tax-reform conservative Grover Norquist lit up Twitter on Monday, declaring his plan to "scratch one from the bucket lis . . .

Suspect Featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' Killed During Arrest Attempt

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 19:48 PM

Charles Mozdir, a suspected sex offender who had recently been featured on John Walsh's CNN series The Hunt died durin . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved