FRANCE: An SS Is Among You

When the explosion ripped through the hot summer air early one morning last week, residents of the quiet village of Traves (pop. 357) in the Vosges Mountains of France at first thought they were Bastille Day firecrackers. But word quickly spread that Le Renfort, the small, neat vacation home of the quiet, graying man known locally as "the German," was afire. Curious villagers gathered to watch the blaze and were still there when firemen pulled a charred body out of the library. Muttered Ernest Rigoulot, the village mayor: "I wanted him to...

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