November 11, 2011
In a landmark decision that has earned unparalleled praise from Jewish community leaders and raised eyebrows among some conservative legal scholars, Judge Herschel Gold yesterday ordered the grandson of a suspected Nazi war criminal deported to the Ukraine.
Robert Rauliuk is the first person charged under the new act. Legal observers believe his conviction may lay the groundwork for charges against the descendants of other deceased alleged war criminals.
Judge Gold ruled that because Evhen Rauliuk's citizenship was invalid and his son Ivan, now deceased, born outside of Canada, Robert Rauliuk was in violation of the Illegal Domicile Act of 1876 and could be stripped of his citizenship and deported to his genealogical place of origin.
"Anti-Semitism is not a term I use lightly, although I do use it often," Farber added. "But in this case it's fully justified. Those Jew-hating Bohunks must come to terms with their virulent anti-Semitism."
From the Holocaust Historiography Project