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U.S. Seeks To Revoke Citizenship Of Accused Nazi

30 December 2004 -- The U.S. government has asked an American federal court to revoke the U.S. citizenship of a man accused of persecuting Jews while serving in the Nazi-backed Ukrainian Auxiliary Police during World War II.

Eighty-six-year-old Michael Bojcun is accused by the U.S. Justice Department of having joined the police force in 1941, a few months after the Nazis occupied the city of Lviv, and serving for three years.

U.S. prosecutors claim the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police actively participated in confining and terrorizing the Jews of Lviv and rounding them up to be murdered.

The U.S. government says Bojcun, who lives in New Jersey, concealed his police service when he came to the United States from Germany in 1949, thus rendering him ineligible for the U.S. citizenship he received in 1960.