The World: Hangmen of Lyon

Is there a double standard for war criminals? Frenchmen were asking themselves that question last week after revelation of the very different attitude that President Georges Pompidou has taken toward two such criminals, one German and one French. The German is Klaus Barbie, who was Gestapo chief in Lyon during World War II, and is living in Bolivia under the name Klaus Altmann (TIME, Feb. 14). Pompidou has been publicly and energetically demanding Altmann's extradition to France. Now the weekly L'Express has revealed that Pompidou, against the advice of his Minister of Justice,...

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