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Nazi Battle in Philadelphia



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    Elizabeth Monrad, 54, of the posh town of New Canaan, will serve 18 months in prison.

    Federal prosecutors are seeking to deport an 84-year-old Pennsylvania man who served as a guard at Nazi concentration camps.

    Anton Geiser had previously lost a bid to have the Supreme Court re-examine his case. Authorities filed papers in immigration court in Philadelphia charging that in 1943 Geiser served as an armed SS Death's Head guard at the Sachsenhausen (ZAHK'-zen-how-zen) concentration camp near Berlin.

    Both sides agree that Geiser only guarded the perimeter of that and other camps. The courts have ruled that doing so is enough to make someone ineligible for U.S. citizenship.

    Geiser was born in what is now part of Croatia, and came to the United States in 1956. He lives in Sharon, about 60 miles north-northwest of Pittsburgh.

    Separately, a Cleveland-area man marked his 89th birthday Friday awaiting word on his appeal to halt his deportation to face possible trial for being a former Nazi death camp guard.

    John Demjanjuk, a retired auto worker, could be deported to Germany by Monday.