Wiesenthal Center Welcomes Arrest and Indictment in Budapest of Most Wanted Nazi War Criminal Laszlo Csatary

July 18, 2012

“We urge the Hungarian authorities to complete the rest of the judicial process and bring Csatary to justice as quickly as possible.

This is the debt owed to his many victims who were tortured and sent to be murdered at Auschwitz.
The passage of time does not diminish the guilt of the killers and old age should not afford protection to the perpetrators of Holocaust crimes”

—Dr. Efraim Zuroff, Simon Wiesenthal Center Chief Nazi Hunter, on the arrest and indictment today of Laszlo Csatary, who heads the SWC’s Most Wanted list, and who was discovered  living in Budapest by Zuroff

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Hungary Charges War-Crimes Suspect
Wall Street Journal
The Simon Wiesenthal Center alleges he is Laszlo Csatary, a senior Hungarian police official during World War II who now tops the organization's most-wanted list. Public pressure for Mr. Csatary's arrest had mounted in recent days, with calls for ...

Most wanted' Nazi suspect Csatary held in Hungary
BUDAPEST — Hungarian Nazi war crimes suspect Laszlo Csatary, 97, number one on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's wanted list, has been taken into custody and charged, Budapest prosecutors said Tuesday. Csatary, accused by the Wiesenthal Center of ...

Hungary: Nazi-era war crime suspect detained
The Associated Press
Prosecutors say that Laszlo Csatary, whose case was brought to their attention by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was taken into custody on Wednesday. They say Csatary was a police officer in the Slovakian city of Kosice, at a time part of Hungary, when ...
Hungary Pressured to Arrest WWII Suspect
New York Times
Efraim Zuroff, who heads the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem, said he had informed prosecutors in Budapest last year that the suspect, identified as Laszlo Csatary, was living there and was believed to have played a role in the deportation of ...

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· In 1948, Csatary was convicted in absentia in Czechoslovakia for war crimes and sentenced to death

· He escaped to Canada and lived under an assumed identity working as an art dealer

· He fled Canada when he was discovered in 1997 while the Canadian government was building a case for his deportation

· He was discovered in Budapest almost a year ago after SWC Chief Nazi Hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff received a tip through 'Operation Last Chance'

· Dr. Zuroff submitted information on his whereabouts and crimes to the Hungarian prosecutors in September 2011

· Last week Zuroff provided the chief prosecutor in Budapest new details on Csatary’s crimes and victims

· There is no commitment that the case on the aging accused Nazi will be expedited

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