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Delay of Barbie Trial Protested

About 50 people demonstrated Wednesday for more than an hour in front of the French Consulate here, protesting the constant delay of the trial of wartime gestapo chief Klaus Barbie. Barbie has been in French custody since 1983.

The demonstration was organized by the New York Holocaust Survivors Association and The Generation After, an organization of Holocaust survivors’ children. The demonstrators charged that the French government does not intend to bring Barbie to trial. A delegation representing the demonstrators was received at the end of the rally by the French Consul, Eliane de Dampierre.

(It was announced in Paris Wednesday that the trial of Barbie might begin next March. He will be charged with “crimes against humanity.”)