Wiesenthal Center 'deeply disappointed' Csatary died before justice done

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 12, 2013 11:46




The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday expressed deep disappointment in response to the death in Budapest of Hungarian Nazi war crimes suspect Laszlo Csatary.

The center's chief Nazi-hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff noted that Csatary had been living in Hungary for more than fifteen years, until his current whereabouts were brought to the attention of the Hungarian authorities by the Wiesenthal Center on the basis of information received in the framework of its "Operation: Last Chance" project.

According to Zuroff: "The fact that a well-known war criminal whose Nazi past was exposed in Canada could live undisturbed for so long in the Hungarian capital raises serious questions as to the commitment of the Hungarian authorities to hold their own Holocaust criminals accountable. It is a shame that Csatary, a convicted (in Czechoslovakia in 1948) and totally unrepentant Holocaust perpetrator who was finally indicted in his homeland for his crimes, ultimately eluded justice and punishment at the very last minute."


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