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  1. Klaus Barbie - Wikipedia

    WebNikolaus Barbie (25 October 1913 – 25 September 1991) was a German operative of the SS and SD who worked in Vichy France during World War II. He became known as the " Butcher of Lyon " for having personally tortured prisoners—primarily Jews and members of the French Resistance —as the head of the Gestapo in Lyon.

  2. Klaus Barbie: The Butcher of Lyon - Holocaust Encyclopedia

    WebNikolaus "Klaus" Barbie was the chief of the Gestapo in Lyon, France, a vital center of the French Resistance, during World War II. He was responsible for the execution or murder of over 4,000 individuals and for the deportation of 7,500 Jews, the majority of …

  3. Klaus Barbie | Nazi leader | Britannica

    WebMay 11, 2023 · Klaus Barbie, byname Butcher of Lyon, (born Oct. 25, 1913, Bad Godesberg, Ger.—died Sept. 25, 1991, Lyon, France), Nazi leader, head of the Gestapo in Lyon from 1942 to 1944, who was held responsible for the death of some 4,000 persons and the deportation of some 7,500 others.

  4. Klaus Barbie: women testify of torture at his hands

    WebBarbie, 73, is on trial in Lyon, accused of torturing Jews and members of the French Resistance and deporting them to Nazi death camps. But he did not hear their testimony because he has refused to attend the courtroom sessions since the second day of the trial, as he may do under French law.

  5. Klaus Barbie: The "Butcher Of Lyon" Nazi Who Worked For The CIA

    WebApr 2, 2019 · Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie, a.k.a. the "Butcher of Lyon," evaded justice at the Nuremberg Trials and was instead recruited by the CIA. It's estimated that Klaus Barbie was directly responsible for the deaths of some 14,000 people, including 44 Jewish children he deported from an orphanage.


    WebSep 26, 1991 · Klaus Barbie, 77, the former Gestapo official who evaded justice for four decades before being condemned to life in prison four years ago for crimes against humanity, has died of cancer in a...

  7. Trial of Nazi Criminal Klaus Barbie - Jewish Virtual Library

    WebDonate. Nazi War Crimes Trials: Table of Contents | Auschwitz Trials | Nuremburg Trials. On May 11, 1987, after four years of legal wrangling, Klaus Barbie, the SS officer in charge of the Gestapo in Lyon, France from November, 1942 to August, 1944, would finally attend his long overdue meeting with justice.

  8. Targeting the Most Vulnerable: Klaus Barbie and the Izieu …

    WebAs we near the anniversary of D-Day, the atrocities carried out by Gestapo official Nikolaus “Klaus” Barbie (1913-1991) in France prior to the Allied liberation of the country is the subject of this piece. Barbie, later named the “Butcher of Lyon,” tortured, murdered, and deported thousands of resistance fighters and Jews during his ...

  9. Butcher of Lyon,” former Nazi Gestapo chief, charged with ... - HISTORY

    WebFeb 9, 2010 · Klaus Barbie, the former Nazi Gestapo chief of German-occupied Lyon, France, goes on trial in Lyon more than four decades after the end of World War II. He was charged with 177 crimes against...

  10. The Notorious Klaus Barbie: The Butcher Of Lyon - WAR HISTORY …

    WebSep 20, 2017 · One of the most notorious figures in the Nazi hierarchy and one who attracted almost as much attention as Adolf Eichmann in the post-war period was Klaus Barbie, the “Butcher of Lyon.”. Born on October 25, 1913, Klaus (born Nikolaus Barbie) grew up in Godesburg, today a part of Bonn.

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