Washington, Feb 3 (Itar-Tass) An immigration judgeordered a former Ukrainian Nazi policeman''s removal fromUnited States for his participation in Nazi-sponsored acts ofpersecution during World War II.
John (Ivan) Kalymon of Michigan served as an armed memberof the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police (UAP) in Nazi-occupied Lvov,Ukraine.
The removal orders were issued by US Immigration JudgeElizabeth Hacker in Detroit, Assistant Attorney General LannyA Breuer of the Criminal Division, the Department of Justicesaid yesterday.
Kalymon, 89, immigrated to the United States from Germanyin 1949 and became a US citizen in 1955.
In 2004, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuitseeking revocation of Kalymon''s US citizenship.
Following trial, a federal judge granted that request in2007, finding that Kalymon had participated in the rounding upand shooting of Jews.
The evidence included an August 14, 1942, reporthandwritten by Kalymon in which he informed his UAP superiorsthat he had personally killed one Jew and had wounded another"during the Jewish operation" that day, the department said.
In a 28-page decision dated January 31, 2011, JudgeHacker ordered Kalymon deported to Germany, Ukraine, Poland orany other country that will admit him.
Judge Hacker found, as had the district court, thatduring Kalymon''s voluntary 1941-1944 service in the UAP,German authorities enacted a series of persecutory anti-Jewishdecrees that were enforced in Lvov by UAP personnel.
German and UAP forces rounded up Jews, beating andshooting those who showed any sign of resistance, and sentmost of them to be murdered in the gas chambers at the Belzecextermination centre.
Judge Hacker''s decision relied on surviving UAP documentsthat established that on repeated occasions over two years,Kalymon took part in round-ups and forced transports of Jews.
The judge further found that Kalymon concealed his UAPservice when applying for his immigrant visa, the departmentsaid. (Itar-Tass)