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York City: Jakiw Palij

york city: The White House says that Jakiw Palij, a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard, has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion, according to Toronto Star. In a statement, the White House said the deportation of Palij, who lived in New York City, was carried out early Tuesday. Jakiw Palij's expulsion, at President Donald Trump's urging, came 25 years after investigators first accused Palij of lying about his wartime past to get into the U.S. But it was largely symbolic because officials in Germany have repeatedly said there is insufficient evidence to prosecute him. Suzanne DeChillo / The New York Times via AP A photo taken in 1957 shows Jakiw Palij, who reportedly served during 1943 as an armed guard at the SS slave labour camp of Trawniki in Nazi-occupied Poland. The Associated Press Trump made it very clear he wanted Palij out of the country, and a new German government that took office in March brought new energy to expediting the matter, U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell said. AFP/GETTY IMAGES This 1942 photo, provided by the the public prosecutor's office in Hamburg via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, shows Heinrich Himmler, centre left, shaking hands with new guard recruits at the Trawniki concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. ( As reported in the news.