Contributors: Feb. 24, 1997

THOMAS SANCTON, TIME's Paris bureau chief and roving European correspondent, had no sooner returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos two weeks ago than he did a quick U-turn back to Switzerland to report and write this week's cover story on the Holocaust bank accounts and Nazi gold. It turned out to be something of a journalistic U-turn as well. "Previously my reporting in Switzerland was limited to the occasional business item," says Sancton. "Suddenly I was confronted with a Swiss story of major proportions, one with intrigue, human drama and historical scope." The tale, as Sancton tells it, is...

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