Call for alleged Nazi war criminal to be extradited

By Jamie Michaels, July 25, 2012

Slovakia's Jewish community have called on the Hungarian authorities to extradite an alleged Nazi war criminal.

Ladislaus Csizsik-Csataray, 97, has been detained by authorities in Budapest after his alleged involvement in the deportation of 15,700 Jews to Auschwitz. He was police commander in the town of Kosice during the Holocaust, then in Hungary, but now part of Slovakia.

According to the Associated Press, Jaroslav Franek, spokesman for the Slovakian Federation of Jewish Communities has said that local Jews want Csizsik-Csataray to stand trial in Slovakia.

Slovakia's Justice Ministry is looking into the case.

Last week, Csizsik-Csataray was placed under house arrest and charged with the "unlawful torture of human beings".

Last updated: 2:46pm, July 25 2012