UK Newspaper Tracks Down No.1 ‘Most Wanted’ Nazi

A British newspaper says it has tracked down the world’s Number 1 most wanted Nazi. Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, who is now 97 years old, has been found in Budapest, Hungary, according to The Sun newspaper.

Csizsik-Csatary was a police commander in charge of a Jewish ghetto in the town of Kassa — today, the town of Kosice in Slovakia. During World War II, he helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths at the Auschwitz death camp. After the Allies won the war, he fled the town. In 1948, he was convicted in absentia of war crimes in Czechoslovakia and was sentenced to death.

Having disappeared and created a new identity, however, it took years for Nazi hunters to track him down. He became an art dealer, and began a new life in Canada, where he lived until he was discovered in 1997, at which time his citizenship was revoked. He fled as the Canadian government was beginning deportation proceedings against him.

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