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The Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Monday that failure to convict alleged Nazi
collaborator Milivoj Asner, who died in Austria earlier this week, was a sign of
shame for the local authorities.
“The recent death of Milivoj Asner in
Austria, unprosecuted for his crimes, is a travesty of justice which reinforces
the total failure of the Austrian judicial authorities to adequately deal with
the issue of Nazi war criminals during the past more than three decades,”
Wiesenthal Center official Efraim Zuroff said.
“Asner’s role in the
persecution and death of hundreds of Serb, Jewish and Roma residents of the city
of Pozega, Croatia in his capacity as local Ustasha police chief was critical,
and his criminal responsibility for their tragic fate is absolutely clear,”