Slovakian Jews Call for Extradition of Alleged Holocaust-Era War Criminal

Slovak’s Jewish community is calling on state authorities to request that a 97-year-old alleged Holocaust-era war criminal under house arrest in Hungary stand trial in Slovakia.

Laszlo Csizsik-Csatary, 97, is accused of sending 15,700 Jews to their deaths in 1944, when he was an officer in the Hungarian Royal Police. His town, Kosice, then part of Hungary, is now part of Slovakia.

Jaroslav Franek, spokesman for the Federation of Jewish Communities, said Tuesday that local Jews want Csatary to stand trial in Slovakia.

Slovakia’s Justice Ministry says it is studying the case.


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