Poland, Germany checking if enough evidence for charges against Nazi-led unit commander

  • Article by: MONIKA SCISLOWSKA , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 4:44 PM

WARSAW, Poland — 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.

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bears10Jun. 18, 13 5:36 PM

It is a practice of partisan warfare that villages who don't provide food and supplies for partisans face reprisals. Poland had its own Partisan organization, the AK (Armija Krajowa). Some of these men perpetrated the same crimes that Karkoc is accused of. I wonder how many of them have been prosecuted under Polish law. Too bad that the passion for justice doesn't extend to the victims of Allied war crimes.

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stingballJun. 18, 1310:29 PM

Karkoc is probably guilty of having a direct hand in the atrocities committed by the unit that he commanded. Just because it cannot yet be proven does not mean he is innocent. I think the authorities will ultimately be able to prove his guilt. He is certainly guilty of lying on his immigration and naturalization applications when applying for US entry and citizenship. These crimes alone warrant his citizenship being stripped and him being deported. This may not happen because of his advanced age, but at least he is finally being held accountable for his crimes.

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nostrichJun. 18, 1311:49 PM

Fighting against "Motherland". Conscripted to fight for "Fatherland.". I am acquainted with someone who fought on the Eastern Front. War is Hell. IMHO, no easy answers.

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pcwerkJun. 19, 13 8:42 AM

i know its unpopular belief, but if we're interested in justice the crimes committed by Bush, Cheney and company (leading to the deaths of a million people)palein comparison to this man's crimes. i say have mercy on an old man unless you want to start going after ALL perpetrators of injustice!

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rlwr51Jun. 19, 13 9:50 AM

Maybe what he wants is for people to actually take a look at conditions in that area in the 1930's. It sounds to me like he is still loyal to The Ukraine. It needs to be known what happened to his people and those in other countries that were claimed by Russia durring WWII.

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