I use the word “former” loosely:

Kathy Heilbronner, assistant director of the Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations, described Junker as a classic Holocaust denier. She said he chooses to ignore the ample evidence of the Holocaust.

Junker said he volunteered to join the German Waffen SS in 1940 and served in Russia, where the Germans worked to free Russians from communism. He came to the United States in 1955. He said he worked as a janitor in Chicago and bought 120 acres in Walworth County 43 years ago to farm.

What’s an SS apparatchik doing in America, you might ask? Good question. Presumably, he was admitted here under the Refugee Relief Act of 1953, section 14(a) of which says:

Sec. 14. (a) No visa shall be issued under this Act to any person who personally advocated or assisted in the persecution of any person or group of persons because of race, religion, or national origin.

Assuming for argument’s sake that pillaging the Russian countryside doesn’t constitute persecution based on national origin, self-professed membership in the SS presumably does. Which means either the admission officer who let this guy in fell down on the job or, more likely, Junker lied about his wartime activities.

And if he lied, he’s got himself a problem. Citizenship doesn’t save him: according to 8 U.S.C. 1451(a), the local U.S. Attorney has the power to bring denaturalization proceedings “on the ground that such order and certificate of naturalization were illegally procured or were procured by concealment of a material fact or by willful misrepresentation…” Then, once he’s denaturalized, you can deport his ass under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(4)(D), which refers to 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(E), which says:

Any alien who, during the period beginning on March 23, 1933, and ending on May 8, 1945, under the direction of, or in association with—
(I) the Nazi government of Germany,
(II) any government in any area occupied by the military forces of the Nazi government of Germany,
(III) any government established with the assistance or cooperation of the Nazi government of Germany, or
(IV) any government which was an ally of the Nazi government of Germany,
ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person because of race, religion, national origin, or political opinion is inadmissible.

Emphasis mine. FYI, the DOJ has an office that deals with nothing but cases involving ex-Nazis. So why is this guy still here? If I had to guess, I’d guess it’s because they can’t locate a witness to testify to his acts of persecution. But, err, given that he admits to having been in the SS, isn’t he the witness? Even if you can’t put a gun in his hands, surely that fact alone establishes that he “assisted or otherwise participated” in persecution.

An SS shrine to Hitler in the U.S. Damn — I feel like CheChe’s daughter.

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