Nazi Guard

By: AP
By: AP

The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a former Nazi concentration camp guard who was stripped of his U-S citizenship.

Adam Friedrich's attorney argued that he has led a model life since coming to the United States more than 50 years ago. He also said Friedrich was a low-level guard who feared for his life.

An appeals court found that Friedrich did not reveal his past when he applied for citizenship. Friedrich took part in death marches of Jewish prisoners. The appeals court said Friedrich "personally assisted" in the persecution of Jews by ensuring that death camp prisoners did not escape.

The Supreme Court's action means the government could begin proceedings to have Friedrich deported to his native Romania.

Friedrich is a retired St. Louis clothing maker. He now lives in a nursing home.

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