Klaus Barbie

Summary:
A Nazi war criminal known as the 'Butcher of Lyon' who was personally responsible for the torture and death of thousands of Jews. Barbie managed to evade execution for his war crimes by fleeing Europe to Bolivia with the assistance of U.S. intelligence agents.
Personal Information:
Born - October 25, 1913
Birthplace - Bad Godesberg, Germany
Died - September 25, 1991
Location of Death - Lyon, France
Cause of Death - Cancer
General Information:
Gender - Male
Religion - Unknown
Ethnicity - White
Chronology:
1937 - National Socialist German Workers Party
1937 - Gestapo
1954 - Convicted of murder in absence
1954 - Convicted of torture in absence
1983 - Deported from Bolivia to France in 1983
1987 - Sentenced to life in prison for Crimes Against Humanity
Profile - Raised To Be A Nazi:
Klaus Barbie, a member of Hitler’s youth brigade, joined the Nazi party in 1937. He earned a reputation of being a sadistic killer while in Lyon where he was the head of the Fourth Section of the Gestapo.
A Personal Award From Hitler:
Hitler personally awarded Barbie the “First Class Iron Cross with Swords” because of the atrocities of torture and murder of over 26,000 people. Barbie was also known for his barbaric act of transporting over 44 Jewish children found hidden in the village of Izieu to the Auschwitz death camp. His arrest, torture, and murder of Jean Moulin, the highest ranking member of the French Resistance ever captured by a Nazi, secured his Nazi career.
A Cowardly Killer:
After the war, Barbie escaped his conviction and death sentence. American intelligence agents protected Barbie and created new identities for him and his family and assisted their relocation to Latin America because of Barbie's "police skills" and anti-Communist enthusiasm. There he lived a comfortable and prosperous life under the name of Klaus Alttman.
Once A Torturer Always A Torturer:
In 1957 Barbie became a citizen of Bolivia and worked as torturer and interrogator in Peru and Bolivia. In 1971 he was discovered by Nazi hunters, the Klarsfelds, but it was not until 1983 that he was deported to France to face charges for the murder of Moulin.
I Would Be A Thousand Times What I Have Been:
After his exportation to France where he was to face his past atrocities, he told an interviewer "What is there to regret? I am a convinced Nazi . . . and if I had to be born a thousand times, I would be a thousand times what I have been."

Klaus Barbie was tried in Lyon and sentenced to life in prison in 1987. In 1991, Barbie died of leukemia in prison at the age of 78.
 

NightMare

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I think that all the war crimes don't really count as "serial Killers" but we can over look that I guess, because it is kinda interesting. I wonder, can and where if so, could I find information on the Lab experiments that Hitlers Dr.'s performed on the captured Jew's? It was the most horrible of crimes the Germans bestowed upon the Jew's but some pretty interesting experiment findings came out of that horrible event. Most of that information is so bad that it makes everything in this whole website look like grade school science shit, Hitler was insane on a level one on has been able to match, except for maybe Elizabeth Bathory.
 
I think that all the war crimes don't really count as "serial Killers" but we can over look that I guess, because it is kinda interesting. I wonder, can and where if so, could I find information on the Lab experiments that Hitlers Dr.'s performed on the captured Jew's? It was the most horrible of crimes the Germans bestowed upon the Jew's but some pretty interesting experiment findings came out of that horrible event. Most of that information is so bad that it makes everything in this whole website look like grade school science shit, Hitler was insane on a level one on has been able to match, except for maybe Elizabeth Bathory.
At Auschwitz extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with three million persons eventually killed through gassing, starvation, shooting, and burning. Josef Mengele was the chief provider for the gas chambers - and did well! When it was reported that one block was infected with lice, Mengele solved the problem by gassing all the 750 women assigned to it. Mengele did a number of medical experiments of unspeakable horror at Auschwitz, using twins. These twins as young as five years of age were usually murdered after the experiment was over and their bodies dissected.





At Auschwitz Professor Carl Clauberg injected chemical substances into wombs of thousands of Jewish and Gypsy women. They were sterilized by the injections, producing horrible pain, inflamed ovaries, bursting spasms in the stomach, and bleeding. Men and women were positioned repeatedly for several minutes between two x-ray machines aimed at their sexual organs. Most subjects died or were gassed immediately because the radiation burns from which they suffered rendered them unfit for work. Men's testicles were removed and sent to Breslau for histopathological examination
Dr. Herta Oberheuser killed children with oil and evipan injections, then removed their limbs and vital organs. The time from the injection to death was between three and five minutes, with the person being fully conscious until the last moment. During the Holocaust she made some of the most gruesome and painful medical experiments, focused on deliberately inflicting wounds on the subjects. In order to simulate the combat wounds of German soldiers fighting in the war, Herta Oberheuser rubbed foreign objects, such as wood, rusty nails, slivers of glass, dirt or sawdust into the wounds.


In August 1944 Dr. Karl Brandt, Hitler's personal physician, was appointed Reich Commissioner for Sanitation and Health, ranked as the highest Reich authority. He was authorized to issue instructions to the medical organizations of the government, to the party, and the armed forces, in the field of health. He participated in the euthanasia program, which involved the systematic execution of the aged, insane, incurably ill, or deformed children by gas or lethal injections in nursing homes, hospitals and asylums. They were regarded as 'useless eaters' and a burden to the German war machine.



Death in the compression chamber(3 )

High-Altitude Experiments
to investigate the limits of human endurance and existence at extremely high altitudes. The victims were placed in the low-pressure chamber and thereafter the simulated altitude therein was raised. Many victims died as a result of these experiments and others suffered grave injury, torture, and ill-treatment.

A victim burned with phosphorous
Incendiary Bomb Experiments
to test the effect of various pharmaceutical preparations on phosphorous burns. These burns were inflicted on the victims with phosphorous matter taken from incendiary bombs, and caused severe pain, suffering, and serious bodily injury.
A victim immersed in freezing water


Freezing Experiments
to investigate the most effective means of treating persons who had been severely chilled or frozen. The victims were forced to remain in a tank of ice water for up to 3 hours. Extreme rigor developed in a short time. Numerous victims died in the course of these experiments. After the survivors were severely chilled, rewarming was attempted by various means. In another series of experiments, the victims were kept naked outdoors for many hours at temperatures below freezing. The victims screamed with pain as their bodies froze.

Sea-water Experiments
to study various methods of making sea water drinkable. The victims were deprived of all food and given only chemically processed sea water. Such experiments caused great pain and suffering and resulted in serious bodily injury to the victims.

Malaria Experiments
to investigate immunization for and treatment of malaria. The victims were infected by mosquitoes or by injections of extracts of the mucous glands of mosquitoes. After having contracted malaria the victims were treated with various drugs to test their relative efficacy. Over 1,000 victims were used in these experiments. Many died and others suffered severe pain and permanent disability.

Mustard Gas Experiments
to investigate the most effective treatment of wounds caused by Mustard gas. Wounds deliberately inflicted on the victims were infected with Mustard gas. Some of the victims died as a result of these experiments and others suffered intense pain and injury.

Sulfanilamide Experiments
to investigate the effectiveness of sulfanilamide. Wounds deliberately inflicted on the victims were infected with bacteria such as streptococcus, gas gangrene, and tetanus. Circulation of blood was interrupted by tying off blood vessels at both ends of the wound to create a condition similar to that of a battlefield wound. Infection was aggravated by forcing wood shavings and ground glass into the wounds. The infection was treated with sulfanilamide and other drugs to determine their effectiveness. Many victims died as a result of these experiments and others suffered serious injury and intense agony.

Spotted Fever (Typhus) Experiments
to investigate the effectiveness of spotted fever and other vaccines. Numerous victims were deliberately infected with spotted fever virus in order to keep the virus alive - over 90 percent of the victims died as a result.

Experiments with Poison
to investigate the effect of various poisons upon human beings. The poisons were secretly administered to the victims in their food. The victims died as a result of the poison or were killed immediately in order to permit autopsies. In or about September 1944 the victims were shot with poison bullets and suffered torture and death.

The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis during World War 2. In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be military occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed by the Nazis. 1.5 million children were murdered. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of handicapped children
 
Victims of Dr. Josef Mengele's medical experiments at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Poland, 1944

A victim of Nazi medical experiments. Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany, date uncertain

Medical personnel experiment on a prisoner at the Buchenwald concentration camp. Buchenwald, Germany, date uncertain.

A victim of a Nazi medical experiment is immersed in icy water at the Dachau concentration camp. SS doctor Sigmund Rascher oversees the experiment. Germany, 1942.

A Romani (Gypsy) victim of Nazi medical experiments to make seawater potable. Dachau concentration camp, Germany, 1944.

A prisoner in a compression chamber loses consciousness (and later dies) during an experiment to determine altitudes at which aircraft crews could survive without oxygen. Dachau, Germany, 1942.
A Romani (Gypsy) victim of Nazi medical experiments to make seawater potable. Dachau concentration camp, Germany, 1944.

A Jewish child is forced to show the scar left after SS physicians removed his lymph nodes. This child was one of 20 Jewish children injected with tuberculosis germs as part of a medical experiment. All were murdered on April 20, 1945. Neuengamme concentration camp, Germany, between December 1944 and February 1945.


A Soviet prisoner of war, victim of a tuberculosis medical experiment at Neuengamme concentration camp. Germany, late 1944.
Seven-year-old Jacqueline Morgenstern, later a victim of tuberculosis medical experiments at the Neuengamme concentration camp. She was murdered just before the liberation of the camp. Paris, France, 1940.


A war crimes investigation photo of the disfigured leg of a survivor from Ravensbrueck, Polish political prisoner Helena Hegier (Rafalska), who was subjected to medical experiments in 1942. This photograph was entered as evidence for the prosecution at the Medical Trial in Nuremberg. The disfiguring scars resulted from incisions made by medical personnel that were purposely infected with bacteria, dirt, and slivers of glass.
 

NightMare

My gift to you, a Nightmare of terror
Thanks for this information. There is limited places to find information on the lab "rats" they used for some of these poor people. I am most interested in the studies they did with twins and babies. The things they did were just so bad there is not even words that I can find to express how sick it makes me feel. I would like to further study some of these strange and deadly things they did.
 
Thanks for this information. There is limited places to find information on the lab "rats" they used for some of these poor people. I am most interested in the studies they did with twins and babies. The things they did were just so bad there is not even words that I can find to express how sick it makes me feel. I would like to further study some of these strange and deadly things they did.
Indeed, I'll try to reach some more information, I personally find this subject incredibly interesting, I'm glad you took a look at it!
I'll keep this thing rotating with different information (sorry for putting it on serial killers, I thought is the nearest to mass murderer :)
 

NightMare

My gift to you, a Nightmare of terror
Indeed, I'll try to reach some more information, I personally find this subject incredibly interesting, I'm glad you took a look at it!
I'll keep this thing rotating with different information (sorry for putting it on serial killers, I thought is the nearest to mass murderer :)
I would like to read anything you can find of the subject. I know there were some of the most vile of experiments performed on these poor people. I do have great interest in the experiments and will read anything you can send me! Thanks again!
 
(Things that prisoners were submitted to)

  • Hypothermia

    To prepare the troops for the extreme cold, Nazi doctors conducted experiments on how extreme cold affected the human body and on how to resuscitate someone after someone succumbed to such temperatures.

    The most common practice was to strip a prisoner naked and submerge him in a large tank of ice water. Another method used, especially in Auschwitz, was to strap a naked prisoner to a stretcher and leave him outside in sub-zero temperature. Then the body temperatures of the prisoners were monitored. The prisoners were left in their frigid environments until they died.

    The goal was to determine how long the human body can survive such temperatures and what would be an effective method of resuscitating a soldier who experienced the same fate.
    Warming
  • The warming Nazi medical experiments preformed to determine the best method to fight hypothermia were just as horrible as their cold counterparts. Subjects were placed under heating lamps. The temperature was increased until the skin would burn and blister.

    Often, the same subject would be frozen and heated over and over again during one testing session. Another experiment was to heat water to near boiling temperatures and then forcefully ?irrigating? the body by running the water through the stomach, bladder, and intestines. Documents show that there were no survivors of this particular experiment.
    Sterilization

    Nazi Doctor, Carl Clauberg, conducted thousands of sterilization experiments on concentration camp prisoners from the beginning of and through the mid-1940s. These experiments involved the use of surgery, pharmaceuticals, and radiation to discover an efficient and inexpensive method to sterilize hundreds of thousands people.

    At first, a concoction of drugs (iodine and silver nitrate) was injected into the subjects. However, this method proved not only time consuming, but also had serious side effects. One major side effect was cervical cancer.

    Because of these drawbacks, the Nazis opted for a more efficient method to sterilize the masses. The subjects were exposed to a specific level of radiation. Once the dose was administered, the subject was sterile within minutes of exposure. The Nazis favored this method because the radiation could actually be administered without the knowledge of the subject.

    A common Nazi ruse was to bring a group of prisoners into a room under the idea that they were there to complete various forms of documentation. While the unsuspecting prisoners completed the useless forms, they were exposed to radiation. In about three minutes, the prisoners were completely sterile with little to no evidence that anything had occurred.

    One occasion if the dose was too high or the exposure was too long, the prisoners experienced painful radiation burns. This method was so effective that the Nazis were able to sterilize over 400,000 individuals.

    The Nazi medical experiments listed here are only a few out of the thousands upon thousand of horrendous documented experiments that the concentration camp prisoners had to endure under the Nazi Third Reich.
 
The Claims Conference has identified 1,778 living Jewish victims of Nazi medical experiments, an effort that has uncovered new information about these horrific acts committed by the Third Reich.
About 178 different types of medical experiments were conducted in more than 30 camps and ghettos. The Nazis’ actions were gruesome, and include Dr. Josef Mengele’s infamous experimentation on twins and dwarves. Other examples of experiments, sometimes performed without anesthesia, include injections to attempt to change the color of people’s eyes, sterilization, injection of infectious diseases and poisons, and unnecessary amputations and organ removal, among many others.

Hyman Turenshine, 76, a victim of the sterilization experiments in Auschwitz who now resides in the United States, said, “The payment isn’t what’s important to me. Instead, our stories need to become part of a permanent historical record. Eyewitnesses such as myself are aging, and the world cannot forget what happened to us.”
 
I would like to read anything you can find of the subject. I know there were some of the most vile of experiments performed on these poor people. I do have great interest in the experiments and will read anything you can send me! Thanks again!
Well, I found this while looking around , maybe it could be somewhat interesting for you. It actually includes the things about experiments on kids and it talks about twins, I couldn't put it online so I'll leave you the link , maybe you'd like to check it out!
Good night!!

http://www.slideshare.net/guest54eeb4/nazi-experimentation-and-treatment-of-twins-1313734
 

Time Bomb

Tic Toc, Tic Toc
Great post Elizabeth!
Too much can be said about this post. between US and Vatican involvement, the terrible experiments, and what really happened to Hitler. I do remember hearing about this Klaus piece of shit though! He was most noted for grabbing kids at the ankles and smashing them against walls. Pure devil he was! Can't forgive America for hiding and relocating him either. I would have loved the chance to get my hands on him with a power drill!
 
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I wonder why America helped him to pretty much escape?, I suppose I could Google it but I am too lazy.
 

Geemonster

What an arsehole
Short Bussed
Look at Vonn Braun his rocket put man on the moon.
He should have joined his colleagues in a noose.
Barbie fled to Argentina after the war and was hunted down by husband and wife team one was a Jew one a German.
 

SimmonS

SS Teutonic knights templar
I wouldn't be so convinced. There is no doubt that a lot of shit went down in the concentration camps, being in a brutal era where morale was very low. But most of this crap is just Jewish mythology invented to garner hatred against the defeated regime which happened to work perfectly well for the German people until after the war.

Some books about the subject say that all six million died as part of an extermination program whereas there are other make believe stories constructed on no evidence whatsoever other than photos of naked kids which could have come from anywhere at the time. Many of the holohoax stories have been proven to be bullshit. Like gassing people in diesel trucks-impractical, and burning millions of corpses to ash in open air pyres-would require thousands of metric tonnes of wood which would result in evident areas of forests being removed.

The jews just rub their hands at the thought at directing hate against Hitler and the nazi party. Not saying that every holocaust story is false, most of it is though.
 
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