LTRP Note: As many of our readers know, Lighthouse Trails stands as a voice that remembers the Holocaust against Jewish people during WW II by Hitler and the Nazis. One Lighthouse Trails author, Anita Dittman, was a Jewish Christian teen in Germany who suffered greatly at the hands of the Nazi regime. Two Lighthouse Trails authors, Diet Eman and Corrie ten Boom were part of the Christian resistance movement in Holland, rescuing the lives of many persecuted Jews. Anita and Diet are still alive today and still speak to groups about their experiences during the Holocaust. You may wish to read these women’s books and also a booklet we have titled When Hitler Was in Power.
“Germany opens investigation into Nazi commander who ‘has been living in Minnesota since fleeing Poland after his unit torched villages and killed dozens'”
German prosecutors said Monday that they opened a formal preliminary investigation of a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit during World War II, to determine whether there is enough evidence to bring charges and seek his extradition.
Evidence indicates that Karkoc was in the area of the massacres, although no records link him directly to atrocities.
Kurt Schrimm, the head of the special German prosecutors’ office responsible for investigating Nazi-era crimes, said prosecutors ‘have opened a preliminary investigation procedure to examine the matter (and) seek documentation.’
Schrimm’s office is responsible for determining whether there is enough evidence against alleged Nazi war criminals for state prosecutors to proceed with a full investigation and possible charges. Click here to continue reading.