ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP |
On February 7, 1971, I was in a jail cell in Prague.
Two months later I was in another jail cell this time in Cologne. I had
directed a commando operation aimed at kidnapping one of the most prominent
Nazi criminals, S.S.-Obersturmbannführer Kurt Lischka.
carefully studied the legal aspects of such a kidnapping and relied on the
opinion of Colonel Antoine Argoud, leader of the terrorist organization that
sought to keep Algeria French, that the manner in which someone who had been
tried in absentia was brought back to France would not constitute a major
obstacle to his being tried again. Male captus, bene detentus
seized illegally, held legally.
Serge approached Marco, his old friend
from his School of Political Science days, for help in recruiting an
anti-Lischka gang. It ended up with Marco and me as the only non-Jewish
members, a photographer named Eli, a doctor named David, and Serge as the Jews.
DVZ furnished the necessary funds, although not intentionally. It had
fired me after my escapade in Prague, but I went to Düsseldorf and
demanded from Bausch, its political editor who believed the Communist Party
right even when it was wrong, the three months' separation pay to which I was
entitled. I had to threaten