Skip to comments.Minnesota Man, 94, Is Investigated for Nazi Ties
Posted on 06/15/2013 6:42:00 AM PDT by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON After more than three decades in existence, the Justice Departments Nazi-hunting team is facing what could end up being its last investigation after reports emerged Tuesday that a 94-year-old Ukrainian immigrant in Minnesota had led a Nazi SS unit accused of burning villages during World War II.
In northeast Minneapolis, news crews and curious neighbors milled outside the modest home of Michael Karkoc, who has lived in the United States for more than 60 years, after a report linked him to a Ukrainian SS squad.
The Associated Press reported that wartime documents and interviews with soldiers indicated that Mr. Karkoc commanded a company that massacred civilians, although the records did not point to his direct hand in war crimes.
The Justice Departments Nazi-hunting unit, which since 1979 has investigated and deported suspected war criminals, refused to say whether it was investigating Mr. Karkoc. The department has not taken any legal action against him, documents show, and officials declined to say whether his case had ever attracted any federal interest.
While we do not confirm or deny the existence of specific investigations, I can say as a general matter that the Department of Justice continues to pursue all credible allegations of participation in World War II Nazi crimes by U.S. citizens and residents, said Michael Passman, a Justice Department spokesman.
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Leave it be. Jeez... he’s 94 years old.
94 and the DOJ is still using tax money to nut these people down while they also spy on us and target us .
If the old feller is convicted, it will be a very short life sentence I bet.
94 and the DOJ is still using tax money to hunt these people down while they also spy on us and target us .
Don’t they think that manpower today can used to investigate all this corruption
He will be able to stall the legal process until he dies naturally.
I will be very happy when all this is over. An 18 year old in 1945 would be 86 now. Just about everybody who was an adult when WW2 ended are dead now.
Meanwhile, we will NEVER see a similar hunt for people who were Communist Party members under Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot.
Good thing they are hunting for those dangerous, elderly Nazis and leaving the radical muslims alone.
I wonder just how many other aged 90+ soldiers were interviewed?
I noted the same thing on a post yesterday. I'm amazed how AP and the DOJ were able to dig up allegations and documents on this guy - from 70 years ago. Nazism is a dead, non-existent threat today, yet these same Gov't/Media sources can not say a word about the threat from thousands of members of a very real and dangerous present religious-political sect operating today within our borders.
“The Justice Departments Nazi-hunting unit...”
Now, will this unit be disbanded once there is no chance that any World War II era Nazis are still alive?
"What difference, at this point, does it make?" - Future Presidicator Hillary Clinton
I can help them get a start:
They are saying that this man lied on his immigration papers decades ago and can still be tried for such action.
Yet the Boston Marathon bomber was engaging in terrorist activity at the time of his loyalty oath and he is granted the full rights of US citizenship without revocation.
Obama has a hardon for Islamic jihadists.
“Now, will this unit be disbanded once there is no chance that any World War II era Nazis are still alive?”
Dream on, probably not even in 100 years. Disband a govt. dept., lol, you funny guy.
In 1943 Mr. Karkoc would have been about 24 years old. Wouldn't that have been a little young to be a company commander especially since the Nazi military would have been filled with more experienced officers from WW-I?
So he was “just following orders” then?
Good point. Almost no SS officers had died by 1943, the war was kind of a garden party (especially in the East), and battlefield promotions were unheard of.
Fonda, Ayers, and the rest of the 1960's radicals will NEVER face justice in this world.
Yes, we should spend time and money investigating and deporting Nazi scum. Cases like this send a message: commit the type of atrocities committed by the Nazi scum, and we will never, ever, ever leave you alone. Not if you’re caught right away, and not if you’re caught 70 years later. Never.
We should, of course, be consistent about that (Commie scum and terrorist scum come to mind). But, the fact that we’ve failed in that regard doesn’t mean we should fail here too.
Sickening, isn’t it?
Finding one every year keeps the funding coming ...
Ever notice how much time is spent tracking down Nazi war criminals, yet Japanese war criminals are given a pass, even though the US Gov’t knows where they live.
When this hit the net yesterday, a short Nat Review blog post at about 11:00am CDT. I started reading for 3 hrs. It's all BS started by some leftist in England.
It's not as simple as 'SS = guilty as charged'. He was originally in the Ukrainian Defense Force and it fought solely against communists, and is why no charges were, are, or will be pursued in the Ukraine.
(sorry don't have time for a complete history, spend a few hours searching if you want the whole story and truth)
“In 1943 Mr. Karkoc would have been about 24 years old. Wouldn’t that have been a little young to be a company commander especially since the Nazi military would have been filled with more experienced officers from WW-I?”
maybe, but since this guy was commanding a Ukrainian unit, and not a German one, and he’s Ukrainian himself, his age might have been fairly typical for such an assignment.
I hate Minnesota Nazis.
Seems like now between him and Demjanjuk, they only care about going after non-German/Austrian Nazi war criminals......maybe because they also fought against their Soviet heroes.
If you don’t count the prisons for US, Phillipean, Chinese and Koreans, the Japs did not run any concentration camps. The ones in the Phillipeans and those where they did “biological” tests on US prisoners were the worse and that was never brought up. Frankly, I would have nuked the entire nation for those attrocities.
My uncle was a flying CPO in PBYs and PBMs in the Pacific from 42 to 46, a few months stateside for retraining. Around 2011 I was pointing our something about the Obama administration and he said, you know, I have come to the realization I was shooting at the wrong enemy in the war. Sad but it shows how much things have changed over 70 years. We should be deporting Obama not 100yo suspect of crimes.
****Meanwhile, we will NEVER see a similar hunt for people who were Communist Party members under Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot.***
Yet the Gov’t never had a problem with former Mexican dictator ANTONIO LOPEZ DE SANTA ANNA living on Staten Island in NYC. He later returned to Mexico City where he then died.
And then there were Pro British Indian chiefs who massacred American families on the frontier who were allowed to travel freely in the US. Canadian Mohawk Charles Brant comes to mind.
Thanks reaganaut1. The Partisan Media Shills will soon be claiming that he would never have been apprehended had it not been for NSA spying.
Or this one. US Army Troops killing guerrillas
Besides, MPLS is a “sanctuary city”.
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