Algimantas Dailidė

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Algimantas Dailidė
Born(1921-03-12)12 March 1921
Kaunas, Republic of Lithuania
Died2015(2015-00-00) (aged 93–94)
Buried
Spring Grove Cemetery in Medina, Ohio, United States
Service/branchLithuanian Security Police (Saugumas)
Battles/warsWorld War II

Algimantas Mykolas Dailidė (12 March 1921 – 2015) was an official of the Nazi-sponsored Lithuanian Security Police (Saugumas) during World War II. After the war, Dailidė sought refuge in the United States, saying he had been a "forester." While in the United States, Dailidė lived in both Florida and Cleveland, Ohio.[1][2] He was a real estate agent until he retired to Gulfport, Florida. His citizenship was revoked in 1997[3] and he is variously reported as having left the United States on his own or having been deported in 2004.[4][5][6][6][7][8][9]

Dailidė was born in Kaunas. In 2006, a Lithuanian court convicted him of having arrested twelve Jews who tried to flee from the Vilna Ghetto, and for arresting two Polish nationals who subsequently became political prisoners; however, he was not sentenced to prison "because he is very old and does not pose danger to society".[4] In 2008, Haaretz reported that he lived in Kirchberg, Germany.[1] There are reports that he died in 2015 and buried at "Spring Grove Cemetery" in Medina, Ohio, United States,[10] yet he was included in the list of Nazi war criminals facing possible prosecution in 2019.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nazi Collaborator Fled Arrest, Living Peacefully in Germany". Haaretz. 31 August 2008.
  2. ^ a b Zuroff, Dr. Efraim (December 2018). "Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals: An Annual Status Report (April 1, 2017– March 31, 2018)" (PDF). operationlastchance.org. Simon Wiesenthal Center – Israel Office: Snider Social Action Institute. p. 37. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
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  4. ^ a b Lithuania: 85-year-old Nazi evades prison ynet, 27 March 2006
  5. ^ "Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  6. ^ a b "Daily News - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
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  8. ^ "Lakeland Ledger - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  9. ^ "Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  10. ^ "Algimantas M Dailide". Find A Grave.