NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 29, 1983
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(Studio) France reported seeking extradition of Klaus Barbie to stand trial for his role in extermination of French Jews during World War II. Barbie, under name of Altmann, noted living in Bolivia since war under protection of military government; current civilian government reported arresting Barbie and promising to extradite him.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(La Paz, Bolivia) Formal chgs. against the former Gestapo chief outlined; his role in organization former and neo-Nazi terrorists to aide Bolivia's military regime noted. Photos shown. [Vice President Jaime PAZ ZAMORA - (thru translator) thinks Altmann representatives imported corruption.] [BARBIE/ALTMANN - (thru translator) denies breaking Bolivian law.] France and Germany noted renewing extradition efforts. [BARBIE/ALTMANN - (thru translator) dismisses events of war.]
REPORTER: Bonnie Anderson