At CHRD Lyon
Nicknamed the Butcher of Lyon for his particularly brutal methods, Klaus Barbie was head of the Gestapo in Lyon from 1943 to 1945, responsible for hunting down Resistance fighters, Communists and Jews. Arrested in Bolivia in 1983, he was tried four years later for crimes against humanity. This trial, which left its mark on people’s minds, opened the door to questions that had long been hidden. Paul Lefèvre’s documentary lets the audience hear the precious voices of the victims of Barbie’s horror as they testify at the trial.