Klaus Barbie and the United States Government: The Report, with Documentary Appendix, to the Attorney General of the United States

Ryan, Allan A., Jr.

Published by University Publications, 1984
ISBN 10: 0890935955 / ISBN 13: 9780890935958
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Synopsis: This is a reprint of the official U.S. Department of Justice report of 1983, giving a detailed history of the Klaus Barbie relationship with the U. S. government, and his criminal activities after the war. In the words of the Allan A. Ryan, Jr., then the Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice: "As the investigation of Klaus Barbie has shown, officers of the United States government were directly responsible for protecting a person wanted by the government of France on criminal charges and in arranging his escape from the law. As a direct result of that action, Klaus Barbie did not stand trial in France in 1950; he spent 33 years as a free man and a fugitive from justice, and the fact that he is awaiting trial today in France is due entirely to the persistence of the government of France and the cooperation of the present government of Bolivia."

About the Author: Allan A. Ryan clerked for Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White, was a U.S. Marine Corps judge advocate, and was Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. As director of the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, he was the chief prosecutor of Nazi war criminals who had escaped to America. He teaches the law of war at Boston College Law School and Harvard University and is author of Quiet Neighbors: Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals in America.

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Title: Klaus Barbie and the United States ...
Publisher: University Publications
Publication Date: 1984
Edition: Later Printing.

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