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Barbie, Nikolaus Jr. (Klaus)

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1991 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: German
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1913 - Klaus Barbie was born at Bad Godesberg, Germany on 25th of October.


1935 - Member of the Hitler Youth and joined the SD or Security Service of the SS (the black shirted elite guard of the Nazi Party).


1942 - Served in The Netherlands and was appointed chief of Gestapo Department IV in Lyon, France.


1947-1951 - Recruited by American authorities for counter-espionage work.


1947 - Became an agent for the U.S Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC).


1951 - He emigrated; with American help on the so-called ratline, to Bolivia, where he lived under the alias, Klaus Altmann.


1971 - He was identified in Bolivia by the Klarsfelds (Nazi hunters).


1984 - Klaus Barbie was put on trial for crimes committed while he was in charge of the Gestapo in Lyon.


1987 - Convicted of "crimes against humanity," for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.


         - On 4th of July, Barbie was sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.


1991 - Klaus Barbie died in prison because of cancer at the age of 77.






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