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Anger as Nazi leader found living the highlife in the United States

By Mason White 12:51 PM June 16, 2013
Michael Karkoc 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) People are extremely angry as a former Nazi leader was found living the good life in the United States.

The suspected Nazi war criminal, 94, has been traced to Minnesota in the U.S. Midwest, after a tip-off by a retired physician who investigates Nazism in his spare time.

Michael Karkoc is accused of killing hundreds of women and children, and giving the final order to liquidate entire villages in Poland and Italy, during his time as commander of the SS during the Second World War.

Karkoc lied to immigration authorities of the United States in order to gain access to the country shortly after the war, telling U.S. authorities in 1949 that he not done any military service during World War II.

He concealed his work as a founding member of the SS directed by Ukrainian Self Defence Legion and later as an officer in the SS Division Galicia, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information request. Both SS groups were included in a U.S. government blacklist of organizations whose members were barred from entering the country.

Karkoc’s unit was leading the way in massacres of civilians. Nazis files said that he and his team participated in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in which the Nazis brutally suppressed the resistance.

One of Karkoc’s men, Vasyl Malazhenski, told Soviet investigators that Karkoc’s unit ordered his unit to “liquidate all” in the town of Chlaniow in 1944, in retaliation for the killing of an SS officer.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view