Zuroff’s trial opens in Hungary

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
October 10, 2010 03:28

 
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The trial of a Nazi-hunter accused of defaming a former Hungarian soldier over his role in the massacre of Jews during World War II opened in Hungary on Friday.

Dr. Sandor Kepiro is suing the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Israel director Efraim Zuroff for accusing him of actively participating in the killing of thousands of Jews, Serbs and Roma (gypsies) when he was an officer in the Hungarian army in a notorious raid on Novi Sad in 1942.

Kepiro was convicted by a Hungarian court for his role in the killings in 1944 and 1946. However, he escaped justice by fleeing to Germany and later to South America.

Kepiro returned to his native country after the fall of communism. In 2007, he was discovered by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which demanded that charges be brought against him.

“He tried to say that the killings were all of partisans,” Zuroff said during the defamation trial’s first hearing.

“However, that’s a blatant lie, because they indiscriminately killed women and children.”


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