The Press: Newssleuths Get Their Man

West Germany was stunned in April when convicted Nazi War Criminal Hans Walter Zech-Nenntwich, 47, walked through five bribed-open doors in a Braunschweig prison and escaped.

Germans last week were again astonished by the manner in which he was recaptured. The former SS captain was tracked down not by the police, but by two newsmen from Hamburg's illustrated magazine Stern (Star)—Reporter Hubertus Münch, 40, and Photographer Dieter Heggemann, 39.

Cherchez la Femme. Though the two have worked as a team for less than a year, sleuthing seems to come naturally to them, and with reason. Before joining Stern in 1963, rotund, nervous Münch...

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