Helmut Oberlander

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Helmut Oberlander
Born(1924-02-15)15 February 1924
Halbstadt, Ukraine, Soviet Union
Died20 September 2021(2021-09-20) (aged 97)
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
AllegianceGermany
Service/branchEinsatzgruppen
Battles/warsWorld War II

Helmut Oberlander (15 February 1924 – 20 September 2021) was a Ukrainian-born Canadian citizen who was a member of the Einsatzgruppen death squads of Nazi Germany in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II. Oberlander was on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals.[1][2]

Beginning in 1994, the Government of Canada has made repeated attempts to revoke Oberlander's citizenship.

In July 2017 the Government of Canada used an Order in Council to strip Oberlander of his Canadian citizenship for the fourth time.[3][4]

Oberlander died at his home in Waterloo, Ontario on 20 September 2021, at the age of 97.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oberlander was not a Nazi: daughter". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. "Three new names on Wiesenthal Center's most-wanted Nazi list have Canadian links". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 20 April 2012. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  3. "Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander stripped of citizenship again - The Star". thestar.com.
  4. Kate Bueckert · CBC News (Jul 25, 2017) [last update 12:25 PM ET]. "Ex-Nazi interpreter Helmut Oberlander faces 'extraordinary' fourth fight over citizenship - CBC News". CBC.
  5. "Helmut Oberlander, Canada's last Nazi-era suspect, dies at 97". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2021-09-23.