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FILE - In this May 2014 file photo, Michael Karkoc works in his yard in Minneapolis. Poland's special prosecutors said they have taken steps toward seeking the extradition from the U.S. of Karkoc they accuse of participating in a World War II massacre. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as Karkoc, an ex-commander in an SS-led Nazi unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians, including women and children, during the war. (Richard Sennott/Star Tribune via AP, File)

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Andriy Korkoc, son of Michael Karkoc, speaks during an interview Monday, March 13, 2017, in Minneapolis. Andruv Karkoc denies that his father was a Nazi commander. He says he has the evidence to prove that his father had nothing to do with the deaths of innocent civilians. Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of Michael Karkoc. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

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Andriy Korkoc, son of Michael Karkoc, speaks during an interview Monday, March 13, 2017, in Minneapolis. Andruv Karkoc denies that his father was a Nazi commander. He says he has the evidence to prove that his father had nothing to do with the deaths of innocent civilians. Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of Michael Karkoc. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

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In this May 2014 photo, Michael Karkoc works in his yard in Minneapolis. Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of Karkoc, exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday, March 13, 2017. (Richard Sennott/Star Tribune via AP)

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FILE- In this May 22, 1990, file photo, Michael Karkoc whom The Associated Press identified as a former commander in an SS-led unit stands in Lauderdale, Minn. Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of Karkoc, a Minnesota man, after confirming he was a Nazi unit commander suspected of ordering the killing of 44 Poles during World War II, a prosecutor said Monday, March 13, 2017. (Chris Polydoroff/Pioneer Press via AP, File)

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In this May 2014 photo, Michael Karkoc works in his yard in Minneapolis. Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of Karkoc, exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday, March 13, 2017. (Richard Sennott/Star Tribune via AP)

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This photo of Michael Karkoc was part of his application for German citizenship filed with the Nazi SS-run immigration office on Feb. 14, 1940. Karkoc, who was born in a town of what is today Ukraine, was rejected because of his lack of German language skills, according to the file, found by The AP in the U.S. National Archives in College Park, Md. Karkoc went on to serve as a commander in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion. Germany's highest criminal court has ruled that the country has jurisdiction over the case of Karkoc, now 95 and living in Minneapolis, Minn., because he was the "holder of a German office." (AP Photo/U.S. National Archives)

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FILE- In this May 22, 1990, file photo, Michael Karkoc is shown in Lauderdale, Minnesota. Germany’s highest criminal court has ruled that the country has jurisdiction over the case of the retired Minnesota carpenter revealed in an Associated Press investigation to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit. The Federal Court of Justice ruled Thursday May 22, 2014 that 95-year-old Michael Karkoc’s service in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion made him the “holder of a German office” even though he’s not German himself. Munich prosecutors now must examine the evidence and decide whether to file charges. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Chris Polydoroff, File)

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In this May 22, 1990 photo, Michael Karkoc, photographed in Lauderdale, Minn. prior to a visit to Minnesota from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in early June of 1990. Karkoc a top commander whose Nazi SS-led unit is blamed for burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Chris Polydoroff)

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In this May 22, 1990 photo, Michael Karkoc, photographed in Lauderdale, Minn. prior to a visit to Minnesota from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in early June of 1990. Karkoc a top commander whose Nazi SS-led unit is blamed for burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Chris Polydoroff)