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AP finds Nazi commander, now 94, living in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    Michael Karkoc moved here in 1949 and obviously told nobody in Minneapolis of his past as the founder of the Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which massacred civilians there and was part of the Warsaw Uprising. He told the story in a Ukrainian memoir published in 1995, and it was just discovered and linked to his address. Simon Wiesenthal Center's top Nazi hunter (coolest job in world BTW) expects deportation and a trial for war crimes.

    I await neighbors saying he was a nice guy, kind of quiet, and they in no way suspected him of being a genocidal maniac.
  2. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    In fairness, I've never met anyone who I thought "boy, I bet he tried to help exterminate an entire group of people."
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Line 'im up.

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  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member


    And because it's an intense scene (even though I didn't like Roth in the role):

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  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Man, that Adrian Peterson can do it all.
  6. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Not excusing or making light of the atrocities that were done during that period, but a lot of Ukrainians sided with the Nazis because they were the enemies of Stalin's Soviet regime, and as the saying goes, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." By the time they figured out that they'd made a devil's bargain, if they ever did, it was too late.
  7. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    I would think statute of limitations has long since passed.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Interesting story, but is it even worth the expense and effort to extradite and prosecute a 94 year old man? He'll likely be dead before anything ever gets to trial anyways.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Don't care. Do it anyway. Some things should never, ever be let go.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Does make you wonder how many of these guys are still out there.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I read "Hunting Eichmann" last year -- it isn't a new book but I just got around to it -- and that made it clear that "never forget" is ingrained in the culture and rightfully so. There is no give on this subject. It has been less than 70 years, a very short time, and saying "all right, that's enough" is seen as softening future generations.
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