INTERNATIONAL: Right of Hostage

Scratch a stolid Swiss and you have scratched the most orderly of men. In Berne last week the Swiss Government decided they could no longer wink at the disorderly Nazi practice of sending German spies abroad to kidnap or murder Germans who have "opposed Hitler" (TIME, Feb. 4). The case of Berthold Jacob seemed to Swiss one kidnapping too many, and last week spunky little Switzerland made it a cause celebre. Thundered Swiss Foreign Minister Giuseppe Motta: "The Jacob affair constitutes a serious violation of Swiss sovereignty capable of shaking the destiny...

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