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Anti-semitic Pamphleteer Gets Post

July 7, 1988
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An extreme rightwing polemicist who edits an anti-Semitic periodical has been named legal adviser to the Foreigners Police Bureau, the department that deals with foreigners’ requests to stay in Switzerland.

Claude Paschoud, editor of “Pamphlet,” which is notorious for its anti-Semitic, xenophobic views, was selected for the post out of many candidates.

The equally anti-Semitic expressions of his wife, Mariette Paschoud, first appeared in “Pamphlet.”

A high school history teacher in Lausanne until last year, her public denial of the Holocaust shocked the local Jewish community. She had participated in a meeting of French fascists, where she questioned whether the gas chambers ever existed.

Outraged reactions in the news media and among parents of her pupils forced her to resign her teaching job and take an administrative position.

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