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Nazi war crime suspect sought by The Wiesenthal Center dies at 98

A 98-year-old Hungarian who topped the dwindling list of surviving Nazi war crimes suspects has died in hospital while awaiting trial for allegedly sending 12,000 Jews to the death camps. Laszlo Csatari “died on Saturday morning. He had been treated for medical issues for some time but contracted pneumonia, from…

Jewish human rights group tells Hollywood to drop Mel Gibson ‘Maccabee’ film

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on Hollywood to drop plans for a Mel Gibson film about the legendary Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee after the actor and film-maker was accused of making antisemitic remarks by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. Deadline reports that the LA-based international Jewish human rights organisation said it…

Nazi hunters launch new drive to prosecute war criminals

BERLIN — The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center launched a new drive in Germany Wednesday to catch the last perpetrators of the Holocaust still at large based on a major legal precedent set this year. Efraim Zuroff told a news conference that the Center would offer a reward of up to…

Nazi war crimes suspect Sandor Kepiro dies

Hungary’s Sandor Kepiro, until recently the world’s most wanted Nazi war crimes suspect, died Saturday in Budapest aged 97, said his family, cited by the Hungarian news agency MTI. Kepiro was suspected of ordering the execution of over 30 Jews and Serbs in the Serbian town of Novi Sad in…

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