July 18th, 2012
06:40 AM ET

Nazi war crimes suspect arrested in Hungary

An elderly man suspected of Nazi war crimes has been arrested in Hungary, prosecutors said Wednesday, after a worldwide Jewish rights organization discovered him living in Budapest.

Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary is accused of sending more than 15,000 Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in the spring of 1944, the he Simon Wiesenthal Center said.

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  1. hardcase59

    Agreed. Time to quit beating that dead horse.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Tr1Xen

    Glad they at least found him before he croaked. He ought to be gassed and burned in an oven.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. chilipepper

    He's 97 years old. Give him a pardon.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Robert

      Chillipepper: After sending 150,000 people to their deaths, you think he should be pardoned? If the figure was 1.5 million, would you have the same response? While it's a tragedy this criminal had his freedom for so many years, something none of his victims enjoyed,what's the harm in letting the courts of justice give this murderer the fate he deserves!

      July 18, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. mtbeau

    Should never stop looking for them until they are all gone!

    July 18, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Lee

    SusyQ, I wonder if you'd have a different opinion if your entire family was annihilated in 1944.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Henrick

      Just the ones you didnt like....poor uncle Hershell just couldnt resist going to work to make some money instead of hiding like the rest of the scared little rabbits.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Peter S.

    "the he Simon Wiesenthal Center". Fine job as always, CNN. Why don't you hire a sharp eight-grader to glance over your articles before you post.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • MWAHAHAHAH!

      So which one are you? The pot or the kettle? eight-grader? Really? I think its eighth-grader.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. BC

    A criminal is a criminal....keep looking regardless of their crimes and how long ago they allegedly took place. That arguments is moronic.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Hercules

    Justice served

    July 18, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Phil

    If your mother/father/daughter/son was brutally murdered by some guy 68 years ago, and he was just found, would you say the same thing? I think not.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. ugh!

    You're right. Their deeds were horrible, but hauling them in to prison now is inhumane. Simon Weisenhall has done its job. Time to move on.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Smako

    If he didn't do the job, he would have been shot and the next guy in line would have been told to do it. Seeing the guy that refused the job before it was offered to you get shot is a strong motivator. Monday morning quarterbacks like to say they would never have done such a thing, but they never had to face the things these people faced.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. NlGGER

    jews never give up, seeing as 6,000,000 of them were in dire trouble since 1906

    July 18, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. elqueteconte

    Completely agree about current criminals, but this s.o.b shouldnt get away from what he did. The people of Israel should send him to justice even if he only spends one day in jail, and then dies. There'speople out there waiting 68 years for this day

    July 18, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Va333333

    Just cause people are old doesn't mean they should never be punished for their crimes. However this guy is probably on his death bed. Time to quit looking for these people. They are all so old they probably don't remember their own names.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mr. Hand

      I have no idea where you stand on this issue.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Evangenital

      They got him? He pays.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Harpo

      if he is on his deathbead we should make that death as unpleasant as possible.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Harpo

      if he is on his deathbed we should make tha de3ath as unpleasant as possible.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. Doug Collins

    You can run....I don't care if he's 150 years old, hang him in Jerusalem.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael

      They chase these people even more than the ones who owe them money.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Evangenital

      Not in Jerusalem. Hang him in his homeland.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby Dias

      To selfish and ignorant Doug Collins: maybe he was not involved in killing any jews- there more of other peoples that were killed during World War II.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
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