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January 24, 2000
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Switzerland’s highest court rejected a wartime Jewish refugee’s claim for compensation for his expulsion from the country in 1943. But the court also ruled to give Joseph Spring some $63,000 for the time and effort it took him to bring the case — exactly the amount he had sought for compensation. Spring was sent to a Nazi death camp along with two cousins after Switzerland refused to give them asylum during the war. His cousins later died at Auschwitz.

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