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  • Bolivia Refuses Entry to Mrs. Klarsfeld, Jewish Eye-witness to Barbie’s Crimes

    While not denying that Klaus Altmann is indeed the wanted Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, Bolivian authorities last night refused entry to Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld and a Jewish eye-witness to Barbie’s crimes who planned to confront the ex-gestapo chief of Lyons in La Paz. Two prominent Bolivian lawyers meanwhile Issued a joint statement arguing against… More ▸

  • Message to President of Bolivia: Pompidou Demands Extradition of Barbie

    President Georges Pompidou has sent a personal message to Gen. Hugo Banzer, President of Bolivia, demanding the extradition of Klaus Barbie, a wanted Nazi war criminal, living in Bolivia under the alias of Klaus Altmann, Pompidou’s message was sent this week, it was learned today. It was France’s second note to Bolivian authorities regarding Barbie-Altmann,… More ▸

  • Barbie Escapes from Bolivia: May Be Hiding in Paraguay

    Bolivian authorities were accused today of permitting the escape of the man believed to be Klaus Barbie, a wanted Nazi war criminal, as two French military judges were obtaining documentary evidence in Munich that would confirm the suspect’s identity. Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld, an anti-Nazi German who has been tracking Barbie, claims that a Bolivian citizen… More ▸

  • ‘butcher of Lyons’ on the Run Net Closing Around Barbie in Bolivia…

    Will the Bolivian government surrender Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo “butcher of Lyons” to face war crimes charges in France? That question was the focus of attention in La Paz today as a net seemed to be closing around the wanted ex-Nazi whose extradition has already been requested by the French government. Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld, a… More ▸

  • Barbie Seeking Political Asylum in Bolivia to Avoid Extradition to France

    Klaus Barbie, alias Altmann, the Gestapo “butcher of Lyons” during World War II is seeking political asylum in Bolivia to avoid extradition to France to face trial as a war criminal, it was learned here today. Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld, an anti-Nazi activist and member of the executive of the French League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism,… More ▸

  • Israel Minister of Social Welfare Visits Peru; Leaves for Bolivia

    Israel’s Minister of Social Welfare, Dr. Yosef Burg, arrived here for a brief stopover enroute to Bolivia from Bogota where he represented Israel at the inauguration of Colombian President Carlos Lleras Restrepo. Although Dr. Burg’s visit here is not official, he was cordially received by Dr. Daniel Becerra de la Flor, Peru’s Minister of Health… More ▸

  • Bolivia Moves at U. N. to Kill Soviet Bracketing of Zionism with Nazism

    Bolivia today took stops to kill a Soviet move which would equate Zionism with Nazism and anti-Semitism by introducing an amendment to the Soviet Union’s proposal and knocking out the words “Zionism and neo-Nazism,” substituting instead a condemnation of “Nazism in all its forms.” The Bolivian step was taken in the General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian… More ▸

  • Israel, Bolivia Sign Agreement for Establishment of Model Farm

    Israel will assist the Government of Bolivia in the establishment of a model farm under terms of an agreement signed here today by the two countries. The agreement was signed for Israel by Nathanial Lorch, who serves as non-resident ambassador to Bolivia, and also as resident envoy to Peru. More ▸

  • Z.O.A. Group Undertakes to Provide J.t.a. News to Jews in Bolivia

    The Manhattan Region of the Zionist Organization of America has accepted as a project provision of the JTA daily news service to the Jewish community of Bolivia to help the 4,000 Jews in that Latin American country maintain closer contact with Jews in this country and Israel. Until recently, the JTA service had received wide… More ▸