Alleged Nazi War Criminal Hiding in Hungary
Simon Wiesenthal Center tracked down Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2012 5:33 PM CDT
Activists and sympathizers stand with their placards bearing protest slogans in front of Csatary's hideaway building, only few kilometers from his home in Budapest on July 16, 2012.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A Jewish rights group has hunted down a 97-year-old alleged Nazi war criminal living in Budapest, apparently under the eye of Hungarian authorities, CNN reports. Representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center knocked on the door of Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary's 2-bedroom apartment and had the door slammed in their face, according to two Sun journalists who joined in. "He looked shocked and stammered, 'No, no. Go away,'" they reported.

Csizsik-Csatary allegedly ran a ghetto in Hungarian-run Slovakia, where he deported more than 15,000 Jews to Auschwitz in 1944. After the war, he moved to Canada and stayed there until authorities caught up with him in 1997. The Simon Wiesenthal Center eventually found him and alerted Hungarian authorities, who started an investigation. "Hungarian authorities knew that he was back," said a Wiesenthal official. He said the group has "eyewitnesses on three different continents" who can testify to Csizsik-Csatary's cruelty.

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