Slovak Police Find Key Witness in Trial of Nazi War Criminal

Slovak police have found a key witness in the case of suspected Nazi war criminal Laszlo Csatary, Hungarian public radio announced Tuesday.

While authorities have not yet disclosed the identity of the witness, it has been established that he or she survived the deportation of Jews from Kassa, now Kosice in Slovakia, in 1944 and presumably has accurate information about Csatary’s actions as police commander of the local ghetto.

The Budapest Public Prosecutor’s Office requested that Slovak authorities question the witness, a spokeswoman for the Budapest prosecutor’s office said, according to 

According to the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Csatary played a key role in the deportation of over 15,000 Jews to the Auschwitz death camp in the spring of 1944.


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