Ex-Nazi Charged With War Crimes


Laszlo-Csatary-naziSixty-five years after he was found guilty and sentenced to death for torturing and helping send Jews to death camps from the Slovak city of Kosice, former Nazi police commander László Csatary was charged with war crimes.

The 98-year-old – named the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s most wanted war-crimes suspect – was detained by Hungarian authorities last summer and put under house arrest in Budapest after decades in hiding following his death sentence.

“He is charged with the unlawful execution and torture of people, [thus] committing war crimes partially as a perpetrator, partly as an accomplice,” said a spokeswoman for the Budapest Chief Prosecutor’s Office, who added that he “deliberately provided help to the unlawful executions and torture committed against Jews deported to concentration camps.” Read more at NBC News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. #2: This is the classic example of “tzaddik v’ra lo/rasha v’tov lo”, which is discussed in the Gemara and meforshim.

    Simply put: Hashem rewards the wicked in this world for the few good deeds they might have done, so that He can punish them totally in the next world.

    Similarly, Hashem punishes the righteous in this world for the few minor misdeeds they’ve done, so that He can bless them with complete reward in the next world.