Israel Thanks Nazi Hunter Journalists

Several weeks after the capture of the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal — who helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths in Auschwitz — Israeli ambassador to Britain Daniel Taub met Saturday with two Sun reporters — Brian Flynn and Ryan Parry — who were behind the journalistic investigation that enabled Laszlo Csatary's arrest in Hungary last month.

Ambassador Taub expressed his appreciation to Parry and Flynn, who have been working to locate Nazi war criminals that have yet to be captured.

Flynn said their journalistic obligation was to keep things from being forgotten, and Taub stressed how important it was for Holocaust survivors to bring Nazi criminals to justice.

Parry and Flynn have been cooperating with the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem since 2008, in their investigations regarding the whereabouts of Nazi criminals.

In July, the Sun reporters tracked down Csatary in Budapest, after he had disappeared some 15 years ago.

Csatary, 97, who served as a police commander in charge of a Jewish ghetto in Kassa, Hungary, during WWII is accused of complicity in the deaths of some 15,700 Jews.

Csatary fled Kassa after the war and was sentenced to death for war crimes in his absence in Czechoslovakia in 1948.

The Sun invested large funds in tracking and even confronting Csatary "in hopes that the coverage would increase the pressure on the courts and public opinion in Hungary, as well as the world at large."

The Sun's exposé, disclosing Csatary's whereabouts, led to the capture of the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal.


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