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Minnesota Man, 94, Is Investigated for Nazi Ties
New York Times ^ | June 14, 2013 | ERIC LICHTBLAU

Posted on 06/15/2013 6:42:00 AM PDT by reaganaut1

WASHINGTON — After more than three decades in existence, the Justice Department’s 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 Department’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: holocaust; karkoc; minnesota; nazis; theholocaust; ukraine
We should spend a lot of time and money to investigate and deport 94-year-old alleged Nazis, especially since we otherwise do a great job enforcing our immigration laws.
1 posted on 06/15/2013 6:42:00 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Leave it be. Jeez... he’s 94 years old.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 6:44:37 AM PDT by grimalkin (Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: reaganaut1
They need to investigate the guy below for having fascist ideology and targeting the US for destruction:

Nice the NYT always has some diverting story ready to lay out...
3 posted on 06/15/2013 6:46:38 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: grimalkin

94 and the DOJ is still using tax money to nut these people down while they also spy on us and target us .


4 posted on 06/15/2013 6:48:47 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: reaganaut1

If the old feller is convicted, it will be a very short life sentence I bet.


5 posted on 06/15/2013 6:48:51 AM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: grimalkin

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


6 posted on 06/15/2013 6:49:43 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Lowell1775

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.


7 posted on 06/15/2013 6:54:04 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: reaganaut1
The Justice Department’s Nazi-hunting unit

Good thing they are hunting for those dangerous, elderly Nazis and leaving the radical muslims alone.

8 posted on 06/15/2013 6:55:11 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: reaganaut1
The Associated Press reported that wartime documents and interviews with soldiers

I wonder just how many other aged 90+ soldiers were interviewed?

9 posted on 06/15/2013 6:56:55 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: reaganaut1
We should spend a lot of time and money to investigate and deport 94-year-old alleged Nazis, especially since we otherwise do a great job enforcing our immigration laws.

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.

10 posted on 06/15/2013 6:59:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: reaganaut1

“The Justice Department’s Nazi-hunting unit...”

Now, will this unit be disbanded once there is no chance that any World War II era Nazis are still alive?


11 posted on 06/15/2013 7:00:01 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

"What difference, at this point, does it make?" - Future Presidicator Hillary Clinton

12 posted on 06/15/2013 7:00:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: PapaBear3625
Meanwhile, we will NEVER see a similar hunt for people who were Communist Party members under Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot.

I can help them get a start:


13 posted on 06/15/2013 7:03:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: manc

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.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 7:05:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: John W

“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.


15 posted on 06/15/2013 7:06:57 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: grimalkin
Mr. Karkoc commanded a company

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?

16 posted on 06/15/2013 7:10:23 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: reaganaut1
This guy didn't 'lead' or 'order' squat, SS or otherwise. He was fricken Lieutenant, either a Untersturmführer (2nd Lt) , or at most a Obersturmführer (1st Lt).
17 posted on 06/15/2013 7:12:18 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: reaganaut1
Many scumbags on this thread arguing that justice has a time limit, I see.
18 posted on 06/15/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Condor51

So he was “just following orders” then?


19 posted on 06/15/2013 7:14:09 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 7:19:06 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: a fool in paradise
I can help them get a start:

Fonda, Ayers, and the rest of the 1960's radicals will NEVER face justice in this world.

21 posted on 06/15/2013 7:22:15 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


22 posted on 06/15/2013 7:28:03 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: wideawake

Sickening, isn’t it?


23 posted on 06/15/2013 7:29:17 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Right Brother

Finding one every year keeps the funding coming ...


24 posted on 06/15/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 7:39:01 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: wideawake
No. The massacre mentioned was carried out by an SS Police unit (documented). This guy was a Lt and a SS Grenadier. And so what if he was in the SS Galacian Division -- whooppee -- so were 20-30,000 other men.

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)

26 posted on 06/15/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: reaganaut1
ummm.. how about (IMHO,Communist Fiend) George Soro
a committed friend of All NAZIs like organizations.

27 posted on 06/15/2013 7:41:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: Hot Tabasco; wideawake

“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.


28 posted on 06/15/2013 7:48:17 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: reaganaut1

I hate Minnesota Nazis.


29 posted on 06/15/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Conscience of a Conservative; wideawake

Agree.


30 posted on 06/15/2013 7:54:30 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


31 posted on 06/15/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 7:56:52 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: PapaBear3625

****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.


33 posted on 06/15/2013 8:02:32 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks reaganaut1. The Partisan Media Shills will soon be claiming that he would never have been apprehended had it not been for NSA spying.


34 posted on 06/15/2013 8:34:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: reaganaut1
Wonder if anyone was prosecuted for THIS massacre by "Undisiplined militia troops from Arkansaw"?

Or this one. US Army Troops killing guerrillas


35 posted on 06/15/2013 12:00:35 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Right Brother

Besides, MPLS is a “sanctuary city”.


36 posted on 06/15/2013 12:11:07 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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