As a Hungarian police officer in the city of Kosice (now in Slovakia, but then occupied by Hungary) in 1944, Csatary allegedly organized the deportations of more than 15,000 Jews to Auschwitz. A Czechoslovak court convicted Csatary in absentia and sentenced him to death in 1948. He fled to Canada, where he worked as an art dealer until 1997. After Canadian authorities discovered he had lied on his passport application and revoked his citizenship, Csatary disappeared for another decade, until he was arrested in Budapest in 2012. Named by the Simon Wiesenthal Center (a Jewish human rights organization known for its determined hunting of former Nazis) as its “most wanted” suspect in 2011, the 98-year-old Csatary died while awaiting trial under house arrest in 2013.