Germany opens files on Nazi paedophile sect in Chile

Pictures of the first German settlers in Villa Baviera, formerly known as Colonia Dignidad, near Parral, ChileGermany is declassifying its files on Colonia Dignidad, a sect in Chile run by a Nazi paedophile, Germany’s foreign minister said Tuesday, admitting the diplomatic service’s failure to stop the abuses. Colonia Dignidad was a German commune founded in 1961 by convicted paedophile Paul Schaefer and a group of fellow German immigrants in a remote part of Chile, where residents were indoctrinated and kept as virtual slaves over three decades.

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