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.