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Former Gestapo official is arrested in Bolivia

After his arrest in La Paz on an unrelated charge, former Nazi official Klaus Altmann faces possible extradition to West Germany, where he would face war-crimes charges. As Nazi Gestapo chief in Lyons, France, from 1942 to 1944, he was accused of murdering hundreds of Jews and French resistance fighters.

Legal sources warned that it was possible Mr. Altmann - alias Klaus Barbie - would appeal the charges accusing him of cheating a government mining company of

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