Statement by the Press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Canada regarding the Oberlander case

The decision by the Canadian Government to strip former Nazi death squad member Helmut Oberlander of his citizenship is a welcome step, though long overdue. We hope it will not end in vain, as nearly all previous attempts to prosecute Nazis and Nazi collaborators, like late Vladimir Katriuk, who found safe haven in Canada after World War II.

More vigorous effort is needed by Canada to bring Nazi criminals to justice for savage atrocities that have no statute of limitations. We will closely monitor Oberlander and like cases staying true to the memory of 27 million Soviet people who gave their lives to defeat Nazism, as well as of all victims of this absolute evil.