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FRONTLINE; Klaus Barbie: The American Connection

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Klaus Barbie: The American Connection
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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CIA's role in protection of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie. A hated Nazi war criminal, Barbie was returned to France in 1983 to face justice. But some Frenchmen were worried that he would reveal embarrassing evidence about French collaboration, and some Americans feared that he would talk about his postwar work for US intelligence agencies.

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