Kosice Court Decides To Prosecute War Criminal Csatary
Earlier this week the public prosecutor in Kosice accepted the findings in the case of 97 year old Laszlo Csatary, who is up on charges of war crimes for the part he played in the deportation of the Jewish population to concentration camps in 1945.
Csatary led a special police unit in Kosice and was responsible for destroying the Jewish ghetto in Kosice in 1944 and for the deportation of thousands of Jews. He was charged with war crimes after the war in 1948 and sentenced to death, but had already fled to Canada, before moving to Hungary in 1997, where he was apprehended in July of this year.
The Slovak courts are hoping Csatary will be extradited to Slovakia to face trial, but the Hungarian authorities have their own plans for now, while authorities on both sides of the border are co-operating closely in the case. The Federation of Jewish Communities in Slovakia has also called for Csatary to be handed over to Slovakia.