Photo Gallery: Klaus Barbie's Career as a German Spy
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Photo Gallery: Klaus Barbie's Career as a German Spy

From Nazi Criminal to Postwar Spy German Intelligence Hired Klaus Barbie as Agent

Klaus Barbie was a notorious Nazi war criminal known as the "Butcher of Lyon" because of his horrific deeds in occupied France. Now new research has revealed that he also worked as a spy for Germany's BND intelligence agency while in hiding in Bolivia after the war. The agency almost certainly knew about his dark past.
Von Georg Bönisch und Klaus Wiegrefe
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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