U.S. Deports Former Nazi Guard to Austria

U.S. officials say Josias Kumpf participated in mass shooting of 8,000 Jews in Poland.

United States Justice Department officials say a former Nazi concentration camp guard who was living in the U.S. has been deported to Austria.

Authorities say Josias Kumpf, 83, served as a guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany and the Trawniki labor camp in Poland.

He also served at slave labor sites in Nazi-occupied France where prisoners under his watch built launching platforms for Germany?s V-1 and V-2 missile attacks on England.

U.S. officials say he participated in a mass shooting in Poland in which 8,000 Jewish men, women and children were murdered in a single day, on November 3, 1943.

"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."

Investigators found Kumpf, who was born in Serbia, joined the SS Death's Head guard forces in 1942. He immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1956 and became a U.S. citizen in 1964, settling in Racine, Wisconsin.

An immigration judge had ordered Kumpf's removal.