Klaus Barbie


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Klaus Barbie

Klaus Barbie Death

Klaus passed away on September 25, 1991 at the age of 77 in Lyon, France.

Klaus Barbie death quick facts:
  • When did Klaus Barbie die?

    September 25, 1991
  • How old was Klaus Barbie when died?

  • Where did Klaus Barbie die? What was the location of death?

    Lyon, France

Klaus Barbie Birthday and Date of Death

Klaus Barbie was born on October 25, 1913 and died on September 25, 1991. Klaus was 77 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 25, 1913
Date of Death: September 25, 1991
Age at Death: 77

Klaus Barbie - Biography

Nikolaus "Klaus" Barbie (25 October 1913 – 23 September 1991) was an SS-Hauptsturmführer (rank equivalent to army captain) and Gestapo member. He was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personally tortured French prisoners of the Gestapo while stationed in Lyon, France. After the war, United States intelligence services employed him for their anti-Marxist efforts and also helped him escape to South America. The Bundesnachrichtendienst, the West German intelligence agency, recruited him, and he may have helped the CIA capture Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara in 1967. Barbie is suspected of having had a hand in the Bolivian coup d'état orchestrated by Luis García Meza Tejada in 1980. After the fall of the dictatorship, Barbie no longer had the protection of the Bolivian government and in 1983 was extradited to France, where he was convicted of crimes against humanity and died in prison of cancer.