WEST GERMANY: The Just and Unjust

If West German law locksteps to its literal conclusion, a Nazi-hunter will go to jail while the convicted war criminal she tried to kidnap and spirit away to France will stay free. The hunted Nazi is Kurt Lischka, 65, the wartime Gestapo chief in Paris, who was tried in absentia by a French court in 1950 and sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the deportation and extermination of 100,000 French Jews. The hunter is Beate Klarsfeld, 35, German-born Protestant wife of a French Jew, who moved to Paris in 1960 and has made a career of trying...

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