Davos, Switzerland, February 1936. A student named David Frankfurter walked into a house, looking for a man named Wilhelm Gustloff. Gustloff was talking on the phone, so his wife escorted the visitor to the study.
Frankfurter sat down at Gustloff's desk, opposite a giant portrait. Gustloff, his conversation now over, entered the study. Frankfurter introduced himself.
He then took out a gun and shot Gustloff five times.
Following that, he went to a neighboring house, called the police, and confessed to the murder.
Wilhelm Gustoff was the leader of the Swiss Nazi party. David Frankfurter was a proud Jew.
Gustoff was made a martyr by the Nazis, who used his death in propaganda leading up to Kristallnacht. Frankfurter was tried in the supposedly-neutral Swiss court and put in jail. He was pardoned after the end of World War II.
Was it worth it? Hard to tell.
But it sure makes a rather awesome story...