The world’s most wanted Nazi was arrested in Hungary yesterday. Laszlo Csatary is accused of sending more than 15,000 Jews to the notorious Auschwitz extermination camp in Germany during World War II. Hungarian police stormed the 97-year old’s small home in Budapest and announced he is being charged for committing war crimes.
Csatary has been the target of an international manhunt since 1948, notes the Wall Street Journal, and ranks as the most wanted war crime suspect still alive by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Nazi-hunting human rights group. But Csatary managed to have a rather normal life, post-war. This includes living in brick townhouse in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood for 26 years, reports the Gazette.
Yahoo reports Csatary is said to mentally healthy and fit to stand trial, but according to CBS News, he denies committing the crimes and insists he was just obeying orders.