Russia has welcomed the extradition from the United States of the former guard of the Nazi concentration camp in Neuengamme Friedrich Berger. This is stated in the statement of the Moscow Embassy in Washington, which is given in Twitter diplomatic missions.
The Russian side assesses positively the actions of the American authorities to search for Nazi criminals. “The decision in the Berger case shows that the atrocities of the Hitlerite executioners and their accomplices have no statute of limitations,” the diplomats said. The embassy added that this step is especially important in connection with the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Nuremberg Tribunal.
On February 20, a former German concentration camp guard, a German citizen and a resident of the American state of Tennessee, was expelled from the United States.
Friedrich Karl Berger served as a guard at a concentration camp in Neuengamme, Lower Saxony, in 1945. He came to the States in 1959 and has lived in Tennessee ever since.
In March 2020, the court ruled that the man voluntarily served as a guard in a concentration camp near the city of Meppen (federal state of Lower Saxony), among whose prisoners were Jews, Poles, Russians, Danes and others. Berger admitted that he was guarding the camp and making sure that none of the prisoners escaped, but did not know what was happening to them. According to the defendant, he simply followed the orders of his superiors.
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