• Short Summary

    LYONS, FRANCE AND JERUSALEM

    A surge of elation was felt in the southern French city of Lyons on February 5 when Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was returned to the same military jail where he allegedly tortured and murdered resistance fighters and Jews during World War Two.

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    1. (MUTE) FEBRUARY 5, TDF
    GV Escort vehicles arrive with Klaus Barbie in police van at military prison in Lyons (2 shots) 0.18
    2. (MUTE) FEBRUARY 6, BBC
    GV Cells and jail interiors (4 shots) 0.35
    3. CU Still photograph. Jean Moulin, wartime French resistance leader. Moulin pictured with his wife (still) (2 shots) 0.42
    4. GV ZOOM TO CU Street with sign, named after Moulin 0.46
    5. CU Street signs with names of other resistance leaders (2 shots) 0.50
    6. CU PULL BACK GV Montluc jail (3 shots) 1.06
    7. GV EXTERIOR Entrance to prison 1.09
    8. (SOUND) FEBRUARY 7, VISNEWS JERUSALEM
    SV Yitzhak Shamir, Foreign Minister, speaks for Israel (SOT) 1.33
    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 8):
    SHAMIR: "I am satisfied that one of the known war criminals will be brought before tribunal in France, and justice will be done".
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    Background: LYONS, FRANCE AND JERUSALEM

    A surge of elation was felt in the southern French city of Lyons on February 5 when Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was returned to the same military jail where he allegedly tortured and murdered resistance fighters and Jews during World War Two. Known as "the butcher of Lyons", the former Gestapo chief was taken into custody by French authorities after being expelled from Bolivia, where he had lived in exile for 32 years. He was escorted to the Fort Montluc prison and charged with crimes against humanity and will stand trial, despite having been sentenced to death in absentia on two occasions by French courts. Barbie is accused of the murder or deportation of thousands of Jews and resistance members, and of killing the French resistance leader Jean Moulin in 1943. Lyons was a centre of resistance during the German occupation and the city has not forgotten the men and women who fought for liberation. They are honoured in the naming of streets and remembered on special rolls of honour, including the plaque at the entrance to Montluc prison. The 69-year-old former Nazi had been sought by both France and West Germany, having been described as one of the most wanted war criminals still at large. The Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir said in Jerusalem that he was satisfied justice would now be done.

    Source: ANTENNE 3 (TDF), BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND VISNEWS JERUSALEM

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPZ14398CB7EFRBILW6EYYFIT
    Media URN:
    VLVADPZ14398CB7EFRBILW6EYYFIT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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