Michael Karkoc

Germany Shelves Nazi Crimes Probe Of US ManGerman prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.
NE Minneapolis Nazi-Suspect Case Moves Ahead Germany's highest criminal court has ruled that the country has jurisdiction over the case of a retired Minnesota carpenter that an Associated Press investigation exposed as a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit.
Gay Marriage Was Minnesota's Top Story Of 2013 Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1.
Experts Welcome German Decision Against Minn. Man New evidence that a Minneapolis man who commanded a Nazi SS-led unit ordered an attack on a Polish village in World War II underscores the need for federal authorities to investigate, a leader of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas said Monday.
Murder Charges Recommended In Minn. Nazi Case A German federal prosecutor in charge of investigating Nazi crimes says he is recommending murder charges against a Minnesota man shown in a June AP report to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children.
Germany Investigates Commander Of Nazi-Led UnitGerman prosecutors have opened a formal preliminary investigation of a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit during World War II, to determine whether there is enough evidence to bring charges and seek his extradition.
Poland, Germany Probe Nazi-Led Unit Commander Prosecutors in Poland and Germany said Tuesday they are reviewing files on a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit to see if they have enough evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States.
Shock Lingers After Nazi Unit Leader Found In USThe revelation that a top former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has lived quietly in Minneapolis for the past six decades came as a shock to those who knew 94-year-old Michael Karkoc. World War II survivors in both the U.S. and Europe harshly condemned the news and prosecutors in Poland have said they'll investigate.
Minn. Family Disputes Father Was NaziThe family of a 94-year-old Minneapolis man is disputing a report that he commanded a Nazi SS-led unit in World War II and lied about his wartime past in order to become a U.S. citizen. The Associated Press reported Friday that Michael Karkoc was a top commander in the Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion, citing Karkoc's own memoir among other evidence. Wartime records don't show that Karkoc had a direct hand in war crimes, though records indicate he lied about his past when immigrating to the U.S.
Local Survivors Discuss Ex-Commander In Nazi-Led Unit The news that the former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has been living in Minneapolis for decades is an especially startling revelation for people who lived through Nazi persecution.
Jewish Leaders React To News Of Nazi Unit Commander Living In MinneapolisSteve Hunegs is the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. He is shocked by Friday’s news.
AP Reporter Tells Of Finding Alleged Ex-Nazi In NE Mpls.An Associated Press investigation revealed Friday that a resident of Northeast Minneapolis was once a commander for a Nazi-led unit during World War II. According to the AP, 94-year-old Michael Karkoc entered the U.S. by lying to American authorities.

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