Barbie, Nikolaus "Klaus"

    Date of birth:
    October 25th, 1913 (Bad Godesberg/Noordrijn-Westfalen, Germany)
    Date of death:
    September 23rd, 1991 (Lyon/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)
    Service number:
    272.284
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    SS-Hauptsturmführer & notorious Gestapo head of Lyon. Directly responsible for the deaths of up to 4.342 people and deportation of 7.591 more. His department in Lyon arrested 14.311 people during the war. Barbie was sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, and died in prison of leukemia four years later, at the age of 77.

    Waffen-SS career:
    26 September 1935: SD Hauptamt
    Oktober 1936: SD Oberabschnitt
    20 April 1939: Oberscharfuhrer
    October 1939: SD Abschnitt
    20 april 1940: Untersturmfuhrer
    November 1940: Obersturmfuhrer
    November 1942: Transfered to Lyon
    9 November 1944: Hauptsturmfuhrer

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
    Awarded on:
    April 20th, 1941
    Action:
    For services in the occupied Netherlands.
    Details:
    Awarded by the Berlin based Führerhauptquartier.
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
    Unit:
    Gestapo Branch Lyon, Gestapo
    Awarded on:
    1943
    Action:
    For his campaign against the French Resistance, and the capture of resistance leader Moulin.
    Details:
    Persoonlijk verleend door Adolf Hitler
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern

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