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PRINCIPALITY FAULTED ON JEWS DURING WAR

Some 400 Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis found safety in Liechtenstein during World War II, but an unknown number were turned back from the neutral Alpine principality to face likely death, a historical study concluded Wednesday.

Liechtenstein fared better in the review than neighboring Switzerland in a similar study several years ago, but the report found fault with the principality's royal family.

The family of Liechtenstein's Prince Franz Josef II bought property and art objects taken from Jews in Austria and Czechoslovakia and used Jewish inmates from a Nazi concentration camp near Vienna for forced labor on nearby royal estates, the study said.