Delaying Justice for 33 Years

How "the Butcher of Lyon" got secret U.S. help and protection

When the first accusations were made last winter that the U.S. Government had employed and protected Lyon Gestapo Commander Klaus Barbie, Allan A. Ryan Jr. began checking into Army records. As head of the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, which tracks down Nazi war criminals, Ryan was accustomed to false leads and painstaking detective work. This time, however, the chief U.S. Nazi hunter quickly recognized the shameful secret buried in the sheaf of memos. "After a few minutes with those files," he...

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