Poles seek trial of ‘SS killer’
POLAND IS seeking the extradition of a Minnesota man accused of being a Nazi SS lieutenant responsible for the killing of 44 Poles.
Michael Karkoc, 98, allegedly ordered the murder of civilians in the Polish villages of Chlaniow and Wladyslawin in July 1944 while heading a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion.
Prosecutor Robert Janicki said there was conclusive evidence to prove Mr Karkoc, who now lives in America, ordered the massacre.
He said the evidence had been collected from years of investigations and confirmed Mr Karkoc’s identity “100 per cent”.
Prosecutors have applied to a regional court in Lublin to issue a warrant for his arrest.
If granted, Poland will seek the extradition of Mr Karkoc to face trial.