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Helmut Oberlander: Oberlander and Court Judge

helmut oberlander: In addition, Judge Michael Phelan sharply limited any possibility that Oberlander, 94, could take the case to the Federal Court of Appeal, according to CTV. Phelan said he was mindful his decision determines rights of appeal. In a ruling this week, a Federal Court judge lifted a stay on his earlier decision that the government had been reasonable in stripping citizenship from Helmut Oberlander. One of Oberlander's lawyers said on Thursday that next steps were uncertain. The Ukraine-born Oberlander, who came to Canada in 1954 and became a citizen six years later, has steadfastly maintained he was just 17 when he was forced on pain of execution to join the Nazi death squad Einsatzkommando 10a, known as Ek 10a. We don't have instructions at the moment about what he's going to do, Barb Jackman said. ( As reported in the news.