Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

267mins1988Award WinningTVPG
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Marcel Ophuls
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Marcel Ophuls
Marcel Ophuls' Academy Award-winning documentary portrait of infamous Nazi SS officer Klaus Barbie, HOTEL TERMINUS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KLAUS BARBIE brilliantly weaves together forty years of footage and interviews culled from over 120 hours of discussion with former Nazis, American intelligence officers, South American government officials, victims of Nazi atrocities and of witnesses. Known as the "Butcher of Lyon," Barbie, while serving as the local Gestapo chief, tortured and murdered French resistance fighters (including Jean Moulin), as well as countless Jewish men, women and children?and had thousands deported to death camps. After the war he was protected by and worked with the U.S. Army and American intelligence officers, and then allowed to hide in Bolivia?where he lived peacefully for thirty years as a business man under the moniker Klaus Altmann. It was only in 1987 that was he brought to trial in a Lyon court for crimes against humanity, thanks to the efforts of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld.
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