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Colonia Dignidad Leader Dies

Com­ment: Although we haven’t dis­cussed the top­ic in some time, the Chilean Nazi enclave known as Colo­nia Dig­nidad has fig­ured promi­nent­ly in dis­cus­sions of Oper­a­tion Con­dor, the dias­po­ra of Nazi war crim­i­nals to Latin Amer­i­ca, as well as the Pinochet regime in Chile.

“Cult Leader, ex-Nazi Schae­fer Dies in Chile” [CNN]; 4/25/2010. [1]

Paul Schae­fer, a for­mer Nazi who fled Ger­many in 1961 and found­ed a cult-like com­mune in Chile, died Sat­ur­day in a prison hos­pi­tal.

He was 88.

Schae­fer was serv­ing a 20-year sen­tence at the nation­al pen­i­ten­tiary in San­ti­a­go for sex­u­al­ly abus­ing chil­dren at the noto­ri­ous com­mune known as Colo­nia Dig­nidad (The Dig­ni­ty Colony). . . .