Experts welcome German decision against Minn. man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Experts have renewed their calls for federal authorities to investigate a Minneapolis man who commanded a Nazi SS-led unit amid new evidence he ordered an attack on a Polish village in World War II.

The Associated Press found testimony that Michael Karkoc (KAHR’-kahts) ordered the 1944 attack, contradicting family claims he wasn’t there. The testimony came from a soldier in Karkoc’s unit.

The prosecutor leading Germany’s probe is recommending that state prosecutors there pursue murder charges against the 94-year-old.

Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, says the revelations and the prosecutor’s decision strengthen an already strong case.

Karkoc himself remained silent Monday. A son who answered his door said he wasn’t interested in talking.

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