Transcript for The Nazi Next Door?
to the headline from the heartland this evening, what's being called the nazi next door. A top commander in the ss during world war ii, living in plain sight. Here's abc's dan harris. Get off the property now! Reporter: This was the reaction we got at this modest house in minneapolis, newly -- home to an alleged nazi war criminal. News that stunned neighbors. Wow, what a background. It's a shocker. Reporter: He is michael karkoc, 94. An associated press investigation shows that karkoc was a top commander in a unit led by the nazi ss, accused of burning villages in the ukraine and killing dozens of women and children. Karkoc came to america in 1949, lying to officials on this questionnaire, telling them he never served in the military. raising a family, and serving as a leader in the local ukrainian community. Reports of his dark past only came to light because of an amateur nazi hunter over in england who stumbled across the information and tipped off the a.P. All karkoc would say was, quote, I don't think I can explain. He may have to. Experts say he could be deported to face trial for war crimes. Dan harris, abc news, new york.
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