Factions within Germany have claimed that the film director Roman Polanski should not be allowed to be extradited from Switzerland to the USA, but should, instead, be extradited to Germany, where some 'unfinished business' dating from 1943 remains unresolved.
Polanski, who is currently helping Swiss police with their enquiries over a rape case that only began in the US in 1977, was a prisoner in the Krakow Ghetto controlled by the Nazis during the Second World War, but escaped in 1943.
Now, Germany wants to repatriate the rapist, so that he may complete the rest of his sentence, whatever that might entail.
The request has its supporters in the US, who feel that Polanski may well receive the punishment he deserves in Germany, whilst in the US he may well get off with a quick bumming.
And, they say, the 'German business' should be dealt with first, as it predates the later crime by some 34 years.
In a bizarre twist, the first four letters of 'repatriate' can be rearranged to spell 'rape'.