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Press release from the U.S. Justice Department

 Justice Department Files Complaint to Revoke Citizenship of
Tennessee Resident
 To: National Desk, Tennessee Correspondents
 Contact: Kathy St. Dennis of the U.S. Department of Justice,

   WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Department of Justice
today filed a complaint to revoke the citizenship of Jozsef Szendi of
Cookeville, Tenn., for taking part in the persecution of unarmed
Jewish civilians and others while a member of a para-military group
responsible for the enslavement and deportation of much of Hungary's
Jewish population during World War II.
   The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville by the
Office of Special Investigations (OSI) of the Justice Department's
Criminal Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle
District of Tennessee.
   Szendi's activities included taking part in a raid on a building
in Budapest where Jews were hidden by a rescue program headed by
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, the complaint said.
   Szendi voluntarily joined the Royal Hungarian Gendarmerie and
personally transported Jewish civilians from Budapest to the German
SS in Poland, the complaint said.  From 1939 to 1941, the Gendarmerie
deported 16,000 to 18,000 Jewish civilians to Poland, where the SS
shot them to death.
   The complaint said that in 1944 Szendi participated in confining
Hungarian Jews to ghettos and deporting them to the Auschwitz
concentration camp in Poland, where most were murdered in the camp's
gas chambers.
   Szendi later became a member of the armed commando wing of a
Hungarian terrorist organization, the National Organization of
Accountability, that was responsible for assaults, torture, and
killings of public officials, diplomats, political figures, and
unarmed Jewish civilians, the complaint said.
   The complaint said Szendi personally assisted in the persecution
of unarmed Jews and others.  The assistance included taking part in a
1944 armed raid on a building in Budapest in search of Jews hidden
there by a rescue program directed by Wallenberg, the complaint said.
   Szendi misrepresented and concealed his past activities when
applying for immigration to the United States in 1956 under the
Refugee Relief Act of 1953 and the Immigration and Nationality Act of
1952 and subsequently when petitioning for U.S. citizenship in 1964,
according to the complaint.
   To date, 42 Nazi persecutors have been stripped of U.S.
citizenship as a result of OSI's investigations and prosecutions,
and 30 have been removed from the United States.

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