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Silence from Minn. man implicated in 1944 attack

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A son of a Minneapolis man accused of commanding a Nazi-led SS unit during World War II says his father has no comment on newly uncovered testimony.

The Associated Press found testimony that says Michael Karkoc (KAHR'-kahts) ordered an attack a Polish village in 1944, contradicting family claims he wasn't there when 40 civilians were massacred. The testimony came from a soldier in Karkoc's unit.

The federal prosecutor leading Germany's probe has recommended state prosecutors in that country pursue murder charges against the 94-year-old.

A man who answered the door at Karkoc's home said his father wasn't interested in talking. The man, who didn't give his name, called the allegations defamation.

Another son who has acted as a family spokesman, Andriy Karkos, did not immediately return messages Monday.

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