Published July 15, 2012
BUDAPEST, Hungary – The Simon Wiesenthal Center says it has given Hungarian prosecutors information about a Holocaust-era war crimes suspect believed to be living in Budapest.
The Jerusalem office of the Wiesenthal Center said Sunday that it provided "new evidence" to prosecutors about Laszlo Csatary, who currently tops the organization's list of most wanted war criminals.
According to the Jewish human rights group, Csatary was police chief in the Slovakian city of Kosice, at the time part of Hungary, and played a "key role" in the deportation of 300 Jews in the summer of 1941 to Ukraine, where they were killed.
Csatary also is suspected of helping organize the 1944 deportation of some 15,700 Jews to the Auschwitz death camp.
Hungarian prosecutors have said they are gathering information about the case.