Basle (Mar. 22)
The Swiss government was asked today by the municipality of Basle to make urgent representations to the Nazi government in Berlin for the release of the German-Jewish journalist, Berthold Jacob, who was kidnaped here last Saturday by Nazis and carried into Germany in a car driven by Nazi agents.
The entire press of Switzerland ### indignant over the kidnaping of Herr Jacob, who was a German-Jewish refugee and a contributor to the Weltbuehne, an anti-Nazi weekly with an international reputation.
It was established today that Herr Jacob was lured by a young woman to a small restaurant on the Swiss-German frontier. There he was drugged and rushed across the border into Germany in a car which refused to stop at the frontier despite the order of Swiss customs officials.
Dr. Hans Wassermann, a friend of the kidnaped journalist, who was arrested yesterday on the charge that he betrayed Herr Jacob and helped in his kidnaping, was questioned today by the Swiss Secret Service agents. The results of the examination of Wassermann were kept secret, since the authorities are convinced that they will succeed in arresting the others involved in the kidnaping plot.
The kidnaped German-Jewish journalist was well-posted on German matters and was in possession of many documents, the publication of which the Nazis feared.