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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)