News agency Reuters is reporting that the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal has been arrested and put under house arrest by authorities in Hungary. Laszlo Csatary, the 97-year-old who tops the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s dwindling list of wanted Nazi suspects, said nothing as he was whisked away in a car following his early-morning arrest in Budapest.
Csatary was then questioned for several hours by an investigating magistrate at a military prosecution office.
The Wiesenthal Centre accuses Csatary of organising the World War II deportation of some 16,000 Jews from the ghetto of Kosice, in present-day Slovakia, to their deaths at the Auschwitz extermination camp.
The Wiesenthal Centre said via its website that between 1941-1944, Csatary a senior police officer, beat, brutalized and sent 16,000 Jews to their deaths in the Ukraine and Auschwitz. He perpetrated his evil deeds in the city of Kosice, where, in 1944, Hungarian authorities transferred thousands of Hungarian Jews to German control and transport to the Auschwitz death camp :: Read the full article »»»»