In the New York area of Queens, students of the Jewish College staged a picket near the house of the Ukrainian native Yakov Paliy. During World War II he worked in a concentration camp in Poland and was involved in the death of several thousand Jews. The gathered chanted “Coward!” And “No SS in the US!”. In response, Paliy, who almost never goes outside, barricaded himself.
In 1949, Paliy went overseas, where he claimed that he had worked all his life at his father’s farm in Ukraine. His guilt was proven back in 2003, after which the court stripped him of his American passport and deported him to his homeland. There, however, he was not accepted, and he continues to live in Queens.