08/06/2010 01:41 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Magnus Saethre, 97-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Faces Eviction (VIDEO)

A controversial landlord wants to give a 97-year-old World War II veteran the boot from his rent controlled apartment.

Magnus Saethre pays just $63-a-month for his Sunset Park abode, but the apartment's owner, Jack Geula, wants him out of there.

"I will stand up and fight him now," Saethre says. "I'm scared of nothing."

Geula says Saethre's low rent has nothing to do with why he wants to evict the former merchant marine. He maintains it's for the sake of the other tenants in the building.

But this isn't the first time Geula has tried to get rid of tenants in rent controlled apartments.

It's also not the only time a survivor of the carnage of World War II has been ousted.

Back in April, Holocaust survivor Eta Eckstein was forced to leave her Brighton Beach apartment by a different landlord.

WATCH Saethre react to the eviction threats: