PARIS (Aug. 11)
“The Barbie Trial: Agence France-Presse Tells the Story” is the title of the first book ever to be written by the French wire service Agence France-Presse (AFP). Published by Hachette, the book retraces the entire trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, which took place between May 11 and July 4. Summaries of the 37 sessions, the testimonies of surviving concentration camp prisoners and all the evidence presented in the trial are included in the 272-page book. AFP president Jean-Louis Guillaud explained the reason for this first in this company’s history. “It is so that the awakened memory does not fall asleep again that we have put together this book,” he said.