#43203. Asked by elizabethmc. (Jan 10 04 1:34 PM)
Klaus Barbie (the butcher of Lyon)
Klaus Barbie was born in the village of Bad Godesberg in 1913. He was the son of a school teacher. While studying at the Friedrich-Wilhelm Institute, Barbie became a member of Hitler's youth brigades. After getting his degree in 1934, he enrolled in the security services of Himmler, head of the Gestapo. In 1937 Barbie became a member of the Nazi party.
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