Friday, June 14, 2013

Nazi SS Commander Is Secretly Living in Minn.; Michael Karkoc Might Be Prosecuted in Poland

A top commander of a Nazi SS (storm trooper) unit has been secretly living in Minneapolis, Minnesota since shortly after World War II, the Raw Story website reports today (June 14, 2013).

According to records obtained by an Associated Press Freedom of Information Act request, Michael Karkoc, 94, lied about his service in the SS-led Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion and the SS Galician Division, in order to gain entry into the United States after the war.

The Associated Press reported that statements from men in his units indicated that Karkoc was at the scene of atrocities in Ukraine and Poland, including massacres and the burning of villages filled with women and children.

Efraim Zuroff -- who works as the lead Nazi hunter at Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem -- told the Associated Press that there may be enough evidence to have Karkoc deported and prosecuted in Poland.

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