Trial of 'Most-Wanted Nazi' begins in Hungary

Sandor Kepiro, 97, took part in raids on Serbia, in which 1,200 Jews were killed; was tracked down by Wiesenthal Center Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 5, 2011 13:51
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Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff

efraim zuroff 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The Nazi war crimes trial of a 97-year-old man began in Hungary on Thursday.

Sandor Kepiro, listed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as the world's most wanted Nazi, was charged with taking part in raids on the Serbian town of Novi Sad in 1942, in which 1,200 Jews, Serbs and Roma were killed.

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Kepiro is also suspected of involvement in the deaths of 36 others who were rounded up and shot on the Danube River's banks.

Kepiro said he is "completely innocent" and called the trial a "circus" as her arrived at court, BBC reported.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center tracked Kepiro down in Budapest in 2006. He had been convicted of Nazi war crimes in Hungary in 1944, but fled to Argentina.

The Wiesnthal Center's chief Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, attended the trial. On Tuesday, he was acquitted of libel charges leveled against him by Kepiro.


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