Jewish students to rally in Budapest for arrest of ‘most wanted’ Nazi

European Union of Jewish Students says Ladislaus Csizik-Csatary should spend his last years behind bars

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Ladislaus Csatary (screenshot from the Sun)
Ladislaus Csatary (screenshot from the Sun)

The European Union of Jewish Students announced Monday it would demonstrate with other groups in front of the Budapest home of the world’s “most wanted” Nazi, recently found to be living there.

Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, named by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as its No. 1 “most wanted” Nazi, was recently reported to be living in the Hungarian capital, and on Saturday the England-based Sun newspaper released pictures of the wanted man. He was accosted at his home by Sun reporters, who had the door slammed in their faces.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently presented the Hungarian state prosecutor with new testimony about Csizsik-Csatary’s crimes in the hope of obtaining his arrest.

In a press release on Monday, the EUJS said it will “join hands with many Hungarians and other international participants,” in a protest to “demand his arrest.” The rally is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

According to the statement, the protest will be held in front of Csatary’s apartment, calling attention to the “war criminal responsible for the deportation of 15,700 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz.”

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“When reports emerged that the infamous Nazi Laszlo Csatary was in Budapest, EUJS felt morally obliged to stand up against this evil tyrant, and we are proud to do our part in bringing the world’s attention to this evil man and his horrific crimes,” EUJS president Andi Gergely said.

World Union of Jewish Students chairman Oliver Worth called on other organizations to join the protest.

“It is not just the job of Jewish students, but all students and people of good conscience to ensure this evil man, guilty of the most heinous crimes, spends his last few years of life behind bars,” he said in a press release.

Efraim Zuroff, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s leading Nazi hunter, told The Times of Israel on Sunday that new evidence gathered by the center, including from an eyewitness living in Sydney, could lead to developments in the case against Csiszik-Csatary, including a possible arrest.

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