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World's most wanted Nazi criminal found in Hungary

World's most wanted Nazi criminal found in Hungary
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On the streets of Budapest the man called the world’s most wanted Nazi criminal has been tracked down.

Laszlo Csatary charged with involvement in the murders of over 15,000 Jews was located by British newspaper The Sun in cooperation with the Wiesenthal Institute in Jerusalem.

He was tracked down after a tip off and was found living in a two bedroom apartment in a smart district of the city. The 97-year-old refused to answer questions, slamming the door to the newspapers reporter.

It is alleged he sent 15,700 Jews to the Auschwitz death camp while he served as commander of police forces in the city of Kosice. After the war he was found guilty and sentenced to death in absentia.

In 1977 Csatary was discovered living in Canada but then disappeared. This year he was declared number one on the Wiesenthal Institute’s list of most wanted Nazis.