A Canadian government decision to strip citizenship from a former member of a Nazi death squad was reasonable, a federal court judge has ruled.
The ruling could make way for the 94-year-old to be deported and tried for war crimes charges, although appeals are still possible.
“It is uncontested that [Helmut Oberlander] obtained his Canadian citizenship by false representation or by knowingly concealing material circumstances by failing to disclose involvement in the SS at the time of his immigration screening,” the judge wrote. “There is no doubt that to have done so would have resulted in the rejection of his citizenship application.”
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