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Profile: Klaus Barbie


Positions that Klaus Barbie has held:

  • Officer of the German SS and the Gestapo




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Klaus Barbie actively participated in the following events:


1957      US-Bolivia (1951-2000)

       Notorious ex-Gestapo captain Klaus Barbie, convicted with the death penalty for his war crimes, escapes to Bolivia with assistance from the American Counter-Intelligence Corps (CIC). Here he works as a US agent, assisting a succession of military regimes during the '70s and '80s, teaching soldiers torture techniques and helping protect the flourishing cocaine trade before finally being deported to France to face his crimes in 1983. [CIA, Studies in INtelligence, Semiannual Edition, 1997; November, 2000; Huck, n.d.; San Francisco Bay Guardian, 5/7/2001; The Pavelic Papers]
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