The radical nationalist Jobbik party reported Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff to police, saying that he had falsely accused Hungarian war crime suspect Laszlo Csatary, the party told MTI on Wednesday.
The step followed an announcement by the Budapest Prosecution Office that ruled out Csatary’s involvement in the deportation of Hungarian Jews to Kamyanets-Podilsky in 1941.
The western Ukrainian town was the site one of the first and largest Holocaust mass murders in late August 1941, with over 23,000 Jews killed.
Zuroff, the director of Jerusalem-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, had submitted reports against Csatary for the deportations in 1941 and 1944.
According to the Centre, Csatary, as police commander of the ghetto in Kassa (now Kosice in Slovakia), had a key role in the deportation of 15,700 Jews to the Auschwitz death camp in spring 1944, and around 300 Jews to Kamyanets-Podilsky three years earlier.
The 97-year-old Csatary was taken into house arrest on July 18 under war crime charges. The one-time commander of the Kassa detention camp denies the charges.