A Nazi infiltrated Wisconsin decades ago, but the U.S. Department of Justice just sent him packing.
Josias Kumpf was an armed guard at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and at forced-labor sites in Poland and France, the DOJ said in a release. Kumpf settled in Racine, Wis., in 1956 and later became a U.S. citizen.
Kumpf took part in the mass shooting of 8,000 men, women and children at the Trawniki Labor Camp in Poland, the DOJ said.
"Josias Kumpf, by his own admission, stood guard with orders to shoot any surviving prisoners who attempted to escape an SS massacre that left thousands of Jews dead,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin. “His court-ordered removal from the United States to Austria is another milestone in the government’s long-running effort to ensure that individuals who participated in crimes against humanity do not find sanctuary in this country.”
Nazis living in the Chicago area isn't new news. At least 22 similar cases were filed in Chicago's federal courthouse over the years, a Tribune article reported. Chicago has seen more Nazi deportation cases than any other federal court in the country.