August 12th, 2013
05:23 AM ET

Nazi war crimes suspect Laszlo Csatary dies

Laszlo Csatary, the Nazi war crimes suspect who was arrested last year, has died, his lawyer told Hungarian media. He was 98.

Csatary was accused of sending more than 15,000 Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in the spring of 1944.

Csatary was arrested in June 2012 after a Jewish rights organization discovered him living in Budapest. The Simon Wiesenthal Center considered him its most-wanted Nazi war criminal.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Fifteen thousand Jewish persons. How many gypsies and gay persons?

    August 12, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Exactly. I have gypsy kin that perished.

      August 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      how convenient to forget they also persecuted catholic priests and religious...

      August 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I merely mentioned it because I am of Hungarian ancestry. I guess they had a double whammy; they were RCC, also. Oh, but no priests, just plain old peasants.
      Who persisted in your family, RR?

      August 13, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      *perished. DYAC.

      August 13, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    I don't think anyone has forgotten the 15,000 jewish PEOPLE killed by the nazis no matter what. Whether they were gay,gypsies or priests. Better to choose your battles more wisely doncha think?

    August 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I think it is important to remember that out of 12 million unfortunate sould that the Nazis killed, 6 million were NOT of Jewish ancestry.

      August 13, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |