By snatching 2 Swiss bank ledgers bound for the shredder in 1997, Christoph Meili helped the relatives of Jews murdered by Nazi Germany to recover $1.25 billion the Union Bank of Switzerland planned to keep for itself.
• The incident sparked a political crisis for Switzerland, financial disaster for Swiss banks and drove Meili into exile after receiving death threats.
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
The Swiss night watchman who ignited a furor over Holocaust victims’ missing wealth two decades ago is now reliving the ordeal that involved his dream of becoming a hero after the example of Oskar Schindler turned into a nightmare. Continue Reading »