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Barbie, Nikolaus Jr.

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Administrators

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.