Karkoc case: What did intuition tell him?

  • Article by: Claudia Poser
  • Updated: June 22, 2013 - 5:30 PM

In foreboding situations, my father acted on his intuition. What did Michael Karkoc do?

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barbjensJun. 23, 13 8:37 AM

He made the delberate choice when he said he WAS NOT a nazi in the german army when he wanted to come to the United States. Was that his "intuition"????

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hobie2Jun. 23, 13 9:36 AM

“I didn’t know whether speaking English was bad or good.” The [American] officer ordered the men [German soldiers] who had raised their hands to follow a group of soldiers. They marched the English speakers behind the lines and shot [the unarmed German soldiers]... Let's open that case and hang the US officer for murder and try the US soldiers... Oh, that's different?... How?... The US soldiers could have said no to murder... just like they didn't in the Arden, either... But it was war, not a movie - stuff happens neither side is proud of. It's been 70 years - let it go, or try those US soldiers, too.

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hjlazniJun. 23, 1311:27 AM

If I remember, they were the enemy of the U.S. and he lied about his past to gain entry into the U.S. in violation of our laws. Use him and his story as an example to fight the war machine and take a single step away from our evolutionary desires to conduct wars.

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davehougJun. 23, 13 8:36 PM

They marched the English speakers behind the lines and shot [the unarmed German soldiers]... A true shame to our country.

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frenkelJun. 23, 1310:42 PM

This editorial is terrible and is a slap in the face to US military veterans. War is hell and there were certainly atrocities on all sides during WWII but what the US soldiers may have done pales in comparison to what the Nazi's, Japanese and the Red Army did during WWII. Rationalizing the horrors of WWII services no useful purpose. There was no context to the shooting of the German soldiers mentioned in the editorial but during the Battle of the Bulge German soldiers who could speak English wore US Army uniforms to get behind the US lines and killed US soldiers. My family was directly impacted by the Germans both as victims and as decorated US soldiers during WWII. My Uncle was a soldier in the US Army in Italy during WWII and fought in some of the bloodies battles of WWII. He was an ordinary man who became a war hero but he never talked about all the German soldiers he killed but his bronze star for valor spoke volumes. He didn't want to go off to battle to see his buddies killed but he did his duty and served. Murderers of woman of children who lie their way into the US deserve to prosecuted and let the truth be heard.

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hobie2Jun. 24, 13 9:28 AM

You do know that AP - who researched and published the original article - said they found no link between the man and any war crimes. So if he had no link to any war crimes, and his US entry form said he was not part of any SS units nor involved in any war crimes in the area, one should then ask what form did he falsify and of what is he guilty? Truth is needed here.

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