World War II is just a piece of history and subject of movies to many Americans. But to a select few that have been blessed with a long life, the horrors and atrocities are still very real and very painful. To the few still alive, the news of Poland’s request for the arrest of a man living in Minnesota is sure to bring back memories they long to forget.
Polish officials are seeking the arrest of a Minnesota man they say was a Nazi commander during World War Two.
Michael Karkoc, 98, is accused of ordering the killing of 44 Poles while he allegedly led a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion.
Polish prosecutor Robert Janicki said that evidence collected from years of investigation confirmed his identity “100%”.
Mr Karkoc’s family has denied he was involved in any war crimes.