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dateline: 22 August 2018

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95-Year-Old Former Nazi Camp Guard Deported from US

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • former: in the past
  • Nazi: of the National Socialist Workers’ Party
  • decade: a period of ten years
  • revoke: to cancel
  • take someone in: to provide a place for someone to live
  • tried: placed on trial in a court
  • retirement: a period of one’s life when one doesn’t work anymore

95-Year-Old Former Nazi Camp Guard Deported from US

A former Nazi concentration camp guard who has been living in New York City since has been deported to Germany. The 95-year-old, who was citizenship in 1957, lied to US officials decades ago, saying he was a farmer from Poland. The truth came out years ago that Jakiw Palij had worked at a Nazi concentration camp where 6,000 Jews were shot dead on November 3, 1943. Palij’s US was revoked in 2003, but until now Germany has refused to take him in saying he wasn’t a German citizen. The Trump administration made it a priority to deport him to Germany. German say Palij was placed in a retirement home and will likely not be tried for any crimes.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why was Jakiw Palij deported from the US?
  2. What did Palij lie about decades ago?
  3. Where is Palij now?

Discussion Questions

Do you think this 95-year-old man should be tried for his alleged involvement in this mass murder from decades ago? Why or why not?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.
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