Helmuth Lohmann / APFormer French inmates of the Neuengamme Nazi concentration camp arrive at the camp site in Hamburg, Germany, on Oct. 17, 1981, to attend the opening ceremony for the new documentation center to be held the next day. (Helmuth Lohmann / AP)
A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who has been living in Tennessee was deported to his home country of Germany on Saturday.
According to a Saturday news release from the Department of Justice, Friedrich Karl Berger worked at a Neuengamme subcamp near Meppen, Germany, where the prison population comprised “Jews, Poles, Russians, Danes, Dutch, Latvians, French, Italians, and political opponents.”
In February 2020, a Memphis immigration judge said the prisoners in the camp were kept in “atrocious” conditions and forced to perform hard labor, working “to the point of exhaustion and death,” NBC News reported.
According to estimates from the Holocaust Memorial Museum,