Foreign News: Self-Condemned

The German Chargé d'Affaires in Buenos Aires last week formally refused the request of Argentina's Supreme Court that the Nazi spymaster and Naval Attaché, Captain Dietrich Niebuhr (TIME, Jan. 4), stand trial in Argentina for espionage. Thus Captain Niebuhr would escape the justice of Argentina's highest court, spend the duration of the war (if Argentina remained neutral), shielded by diplomatic immunity, within the bulging walls of the German Embassy. This week Argentina slapped back, requested that the spy be recalled to Germany.


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