Where to send man said to have persecuted wartime Ukrainian Jews?

The U.S. Justice Department wants to deport a retired Troy autoworker, Jon Kalymon, 88, who was determined to have persecuted Ukrainian Jews during World War II but its unclear to where he should be sent, according to a report posted on detnews.com.

The possible choices are Ukraine, Poland or Germany.

“‘We might have a situation where Mr. Kalymon is ordered removed, yet he is in legal limbo because no one has agreed to take him,’ said Kalymon’s attorney, Elias Xenos.”

In 2007, U.S. District Court Judge Marianne O. Battanti ruled that Kalymon, while a member of the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police between 1942 and 1944, participated in rounding up and removing Jews, then concealed his activities when he later entered the United States and applied for citizenship.

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