A Nazi war criminal who was recently booted from his home in Queens and deported to Germany has died.
Jakiw Palij, 95, worked as a guard at the Nazi German Trawniki SS camp in occupied Poland.
In 2004, the Department of Justice convinced a federal judge to strip Palij of his U.S. citizenship. Afterward, an immigration judge ordered he be deported to Germany, Poland or Ukraine.
But those countries for years refused to take in the concentration camp guard.
In August, he was finally deported by federal immigration agents.
“It’s the closure survivors of the Holocaust needed,” said former Assemblyman Dov Hikind. “It also goes to show that our efforts in seeking justice were not in vain, and reinforces our commitment to ridding the world of any last vestige of Nazism regardless of where it may exist. He certainly did not deserve to die on blessed American soil, but rather in a country closer to where he committed his abhorrent crimes.”