A little over two years ago former Nazi Paul Schaefer, who founded a secretive German cult in Southern Chile in the 1960s and was later convicted of sexually abusing children, died of heart failure
in a prison hospital.
But today, ten years after Chilean police raided Colonia Dignidad’s properties
, many of his victims are still seeking closure from the human rights abuses they experienced. [Read more...]
Police in Chile have arrested two suspected members of the secretive sect, Colonia Dignidad
Rebeca Schaefer and Peter Schmidt are accused of kidnapping, manslaughter and membership of an illicit organisation. [Read more...]
Former Nazi Paul Schaefer, who founded a secretive German cult in Southern Chile in the 1960s and was later convicted of sexually abusing children, died of heart failure in a prison hospital Saturday, officials said.
He was 88. [Read more...]
The founder of a religious cult whose followers thought he was “God on earth” has been sentenced for torturing children.
He preached an unnamed religion that said harsh discipline would draw them closer to the supreme being. [Read more...]
Villa Baviera, the name now given to Chile’s famous cult colony Colonia Dignidad, may soon be no more than just a memory: the colony’s population has now dropped to only 198 residents. As many as 1,000 (mostly German) colonists once … [Read more…]
SANTIAGO, Chile — The jailed leader of a commune-like German colony in southern Chile was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for arms possession. Paul Schaefer, 84, the former leader of Colonia Dignidad, or Dignity Colony, was convicted after … [Read more…]
SANTIAGO, Chile–At least 22 dissidents who disappeared under the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet were killed at a secretive German commune and their bodies later burned with chemicals, the government-owned La Nacion newspaper reported Sunday. The killings occurred during the … [Read more…]