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Man, 98, arrested for killing 15,700 Jews

By Mason White 11:40 AM June 19, 2013
Laszlo Csatary 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with thousands of murder related charges after allegedly killing nearly 16,000 Jews during World War Two, according to a statement released by prosecutors in Hungary.

The man, a 98-year-old former police officer, has been charged today by the prosecution for abusing thousands of Hungarian Jews and for sending them to Nazi death camps during the Second World War.

Prosecutors said that Laszlo Csatary was the head of an internment camp for Jews in a brick factory in Kosice, a Slovak city then part of Hungary, in May 1944.

He is accused of having supervised the deportation of 15,700 Jews held in concentration camps.
The man is also accused of hitting Jews with his bare hands and with a dog leash. The man was also charged with torture after he refused to allow ventilation holes to be cut in the walls of a rail car packed with 80 Jews.

Csatary was charged after voluntary assisting in the illegal execution and torture of Jews deported from Kosice to concentration camps in German-occupied territories, prosecutors said in a statement.

Csatary, who has denied the charges, was first arrested by Hungarian authorities in July 2012 after his case was made public by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish organization active in hunting down Nazis who have not yet been brought to justice.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view