Over sixty years after ordering the torture and deportation of Jews to Concentration Camps in WWII, the man-hunt is on for Laszlo Csatary. Csatary was a police chief in a ghetto in the Slovakian city of Kosice, then part of Hungary. “He played a “key role” in the deportation of 300 Jews to Kamyanets-Podilsky in Ukraine where they were killed and also helped organize the deportation of 15,700 Jews to the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland.” After living in Hungary for some time, the now 97 year-old Csatary has went into hiding as investigators closed in on his whereabouts. Csatary was able to evade capture, but the hunt is still on.
Csatary has been convicted in absentia and sentenced to death for his role in sending nearly 16,000 Jews to their deaths. Pressure is currently being put on Hungarian forces to increase the intensity of their search and finally bring this man to justice. Hungarian prosecutors point out the fact that there may be problems in prosecuting Csatary in Hungary for crimes committed so long ago in a foreign jurisdiction.
Questions are also being asked by some of the need to search out and prosecute this now 97 year-old man. To his neighbors in Hungary he was, “a quiet, nice, old man.” No matter how old he may be, in my opinion justice will only be served for the people he killed by prosecuting him. Crimes do not dissolve with the passage of time. Should the search be continued, or do you think that time has healed Csatary’s transgressions?
Quotes from: http://news.yahoo.com/sadistic-nazi-war-criminal-laszlo-csatary-97-lived-161911645–abc-news-topstories.html.