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Court Rejects Appeal of Nazi Sentenced to Jail for Instigating Murder of Jews

The Lausanne Higher Criminal Court today rejected an appeal against a 20-year sentence imposed on Philippe Lugrin for having instigated the ?urder of Arthur Bloch, a Swiss Jewish cattle dealer, April 16, 1942.

Bloch was killed and his body hacked to pieces by members of a Swiss Nazi organization who “wanted to kill a Jew.” When the police sought to arrest Lugrin, head of the organization and known as the “Swiss Streicher,” for inciting the murder, ##e fled to the German consulate at Lausanne which protected him and aided him to es?ape to Germany. After the fall of the Hitler regime French military police captured ?im and returned him to Switzerland to stand trial.