Charles Zentai

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Charles Zentai (born Károly Steiner; October 8, 1921 – December 13, 2017) was a Hungarian-born resident of Australia accused of a Holocaust-related war crime. He has lived in Perth, Australia for many years after living in the American- and French-occupied zones of post-World War II Germany. He was born in Budapest.

Zentai was on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals until 2013.[1][2] On 8 July 2005, Zentai was arrested by the Australian Federal Police to await an extradition hearing. Zentai's family say the 86-year-old widower, who has heart disease and peripheral neuropathy, would not survive the trip to Hungary.[3]

Zentai died in Perth on December 13, 2017 of heart disease and peripheral neuropathy at the age of 96.

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  1. Accused Perth war criminal Charles Zentai was ‘a loving man’ claim family
  2. Meghalt Charles Zentai Archived 2017-12-23 at the Wayback Machine (in Hungarian)
  3. "Trial will kill me, says Nazi suspect". The Australian. News Limited. 1 May 2008. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2009.