Klaus Barbie


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A captain of the Gestapo known as the ‘Butcher of Lyon’ who is believed to have been responsible for the deaths of 4,000 Jews and French resistance fighters in World War II. Like many Nazis, Barbie (1913-1991) fled to South America.
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During that time, the Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie, known as the Butcher of Lyon, roamed the streets freely.
Khieu Samphan s famed French lawyer Jacques Verges, who has acted for some of the world s most infamous figures including Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, urged judges to remember the accused were "human beings".
Klaus Barbie, the Nazi war criminal also known as the "Butcher of Lyon," was a paid agent of the German intelligence service BND during the 1960s, according to news magazine Der Spiegel.
Two famous French lawyers, one of them best known for defending Klaus Barbie, aNazi Gestapo officer, arrived in Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday to defend Gbagbo.
The MPs did not realize they were being tricked, even though the invitations were signed by a company named Klaus Barbie, who is a notorious Gestapo member and war criminal, known as the Butcher of Lyon.
1987: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie gets life The former chief of Gestapo in Lyon is sentenced to life imprisonment in court.
WAR criminal and former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie arrived in France this day in 1983 to stand trial for crimes committed 40 years earlier.
Klaus Barbie, known as "the Butcher of Lyons", was also helped to escape by Vatican agents.
The trial broadcast of Lyon Gestapo head Klaus Barbie begins a slow memory thaw for reclusive Rivka, while Victor, along with wife Francoise (Emmanuelle Devos) and their two children visit a French village where his maternal grandparents hid during the war.
For example, situating into French History Jeunet's earlier films, Delicatessen and La Cite des enfants perdus, allows Ezra to present some convincing correlations between film narratives and their contemporaneous contexts, evoking the Klaus Barbie trial, the French colonial project, and the conflict in Algeria.
His film follows the infamous lawyer Jacques Verges, the man who defended, in his early years, the terrorist Djamila Bouhired, best known for her bombing in Algiera (as depicted in Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers), and later, such criminals as Klaus Barbie and a ring of middle-eastern terrorists based in Switzerland.
He then moves on to coverage of Vichy France and the Holocaust, presenting chapters on Vichy's anti-semitic laws and practice, the post-war trials of Vichy politicians, and the trials of figures such as Klaus Barbie, accused of involvement in the Holocaust.