[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Monday announced the initiation of removal proceedings [press release] against a Michigan man accused of killing Jews while serving as a member of the Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian Auxiliary Police (UAP) in Lviv, Ukraine, during World War II. John Kalymon is accused of personally shooting Jews while serving in the UAP between 1942 and 1944 and participating in various violent anti-Jewish operations. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said:
These charges once again demonstrate the resolve of the Department of Justice to deny safe haven in this country to human rights violators, no matter how long ago they committed their heinous acts. The ultimate removal of John Kalymon will close a very painful chapter and provide a measure of justice to his victims and their families.
Kalymon, now 88, immigrated to the US from Germany in 1949 and gained US citizenship in 1955.
In May, the DOJ succeeding in deporting [JURIST report] accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk [NNDB profile; JURIST news archive] to Germany to face trial. Last month, Germany prosecutors charged Demjanjuk with 27,900 accessory counts stemming from his alleged involvement as a guard at the Sobibor [Death Camps backgrounder] concentration camp where more than 260,000 people were executed in gas chambers. It has been alleged that Demjanjuk volunteered to work at Sobibor [Abendzeitung report, in German] after being captured by German forces while serving a member of the Soviet army.