Canada's top Nazi hunter has given Canadian and U.S. officials the names of 44 suspected members of a terrorist fascist organization that tortured and murdered Jews during World War II and who now live in North America.
At least a dozen of the suspected members of the Romanian Iron Guard live in Michigan, said Sol Littman, who works in Toronto for the Simon Wiesenthal Center.Littman, who spent several weeks this summer reviewing previously secret Romanian files on the Iron Guard, said he turned the names of the suspected members living in the United States over to the Justice Department Monday.
In all, Littman said he has given Canadian and U.S. officials the names of 44 suspected Iron Guard members and Lithuanian police, all believed to have participated in war crimes and who now live in North America.
Neal Sher, director of the Justice Department's office of special investigations, confirmed he has received the new information provided by Littman. Neither Littman nor Sher would reveal the names on the list, pending completion of investigations by government officials in both the United States and Canada.
"Michigan has been a focus of Iron Guard activity for a long time," Littman told the Detroit News Tuesday.