Michael Karkoc

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Minneapolis Man Ordered Nazi-led Massacre: Soldier

German prosecutor recommends murder charges against Michael Karkoc

(Newser) - New evidence suggests that Michael Karkoc, the former Nazi SS commander found living in Minnesota , may have actually ordered the 1944 attack on Chlaniow , in which 44 Polish villagers, including women and children, were killed. Initially, Karkoc was simply said to have been near the scenes of that and other... More »

Survivors on Outed Minn. Nazi: 'What Good Is It Now?'

Villagers reflect on massacre by Michael Karkoc's unit

(Newser) - Just weeks ago, the AP outed a Minnesota man as a former Nazi commander; now, Polish survivors are revisiting a massacre by Michael Karkoc's unit. Records suggest Karkoc was near the scene of the Chlaniow massacre as well as one in the Ukrainian village of Pidhaitsi, though there's... More »

Pastor: Minnesota Nazi Seemed Like 'Good Citizen'

Prosecution of Michael Karkoc should be simple: Nazi hunter

(Newser) - Minnesota neighbors of Michael Karkoc are stunned at the AP's finding that he led a Nazi unit said to have massacred civilians. "I know him personally. We talk, laugh. He takes care of his yard and walks with his wife," says Karkoc's next-door neighbor. Adds a... More »

Nazi Commander Found Living in Minnesota

AP tracks down SS veteran Michael Karkoc, whose unit massacred civilians

(Newser) - The AP has uncovered evidence that the commander of a Nazi SS unit has been living for decades in Minnesota, having lied about his wartime experience to immigration officials. Michael Karkoc, 94, led a unit accused of burning Ukrainian villages and slaughtering the civilians within, including women and children. And... More »

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