April 24th, 2010
08:39 PM ET

Former Nazi dies at Chilean prison hospital

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 commune in southern Chile, also called Villa Baviera, was created as a place to safeguard Germanic traditions. Under Schaefer's rule, contact with outsiders was largely forbidden.

Some of Schaefer's crimes date to the 1970s and 1980s, during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, who had visited the commune.

Former members of the colony have admitted that human rights violations and sexual abuse of children occurred there, saying in a 2006 letter published in a leading Chilean newspaper that they were led by Schaefer's influence.

Schaefer had been in prison since 2006 when he was extradited to Chile from Argentina, where he had been living in hiding.

Schaefer died Saturday morning of cardiopulmonary arrest, the penitentiary said.

- CNN Chile's Christian Pino contributed to this report.

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  1. waterman101

    Good riddance scumbag. first a Nazi then a child molester. This guy is burning in hell right now.

    April 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenneth S. Doig

      I am sick of hearing about the Jewish holocaust when Jewish Sovietspersonally oversaw and partook in killing up to 100 million noncombattants. Communism was wriiten by Jews, implemented by Jews and is still championed by Jews. The sad thing is that innocent, mostly Sephardim get killed directly by the Ashkenazic Commies or the survivors exact revenge on innocent Jews. The Jews have about 16 times more blood on their hands than hitler. Hitler's holocaust killed far more non-Jews than Jews, but they never mentioned. The world is getting sick of you attention-hig, hypocrites. It's not that you are different, it's that your leaders are wicked, meddling subversives. Did you know that 10,000 Jews fought BRAVELY for the South?why don't you people ever talk about the approximately 100 million Gentile, innocent civilians killed by the Soviet by a doctrine, Marxism that advocated wiping out whole classes of society, masskilling, totalitarianism. Who were 99% of all Communistic philosophers, writers, agitators? Karl Marx wrote the most famous work. Idiotic leftist apologist say that communism, or Marxist-Leninism does not call for violence. They lie and claim that Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Lenin, Stalin were aberrations.
      In pre-WW1 Germany the Socialist Party, the SPD, was founded by the Jew Ferdinand Lasalle. The Jews Eduard Bernstein and Otto Landsberg were prominent leaders, its leading journalists were Jews as were its Socialist theorists Adolf Braun and Simon Katzenstein.

      In the first government of Communist Russia there were only 13 ethnic Russian Commissars and more than 300 Jewish Commissars out of a total of 384 Commissars. The billionaire New York Jew Jacob Schiff was the revolution's chief financier. Jews were 1.7% of the population of Russia.

      "Of all religions, secular and otherwise," Rummel positions Marxism as "by far the bloodiest – bloodier than the Catholic Inquisition, the various Catholic crusades, and the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants. In practice, Marxism has meant bloody terrorism, deadly purges, lethal prison camps and murderous forced labor, fatal deportations, man-made famines, extrajudicial executions and fraudulent show trials, outright mass murder and genocide."[26] He writes that in practice the Marxists saw the construction of their utopia as "a war on poverty, exploitation, imperialism and inequality – and, as in a real war, noncombatants would unfortunately get caught in the battle. There would be necessary enemy casualties: the clergy, bourgeoisie, capitalists, 'wreckers', intellectuals, counterrevolutionaries, rightists, tyrants, the rich and landlords. As in a war, millions might die, but these deaths would be justified by the end, as in the defeat of Hitler in World War II. To the ruling Marxists, the goal of a communist utopia was enough to justify all the deaths."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_Communist_regimes

      September 15, 2011 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. SaintGenesius

    Hell has your room all ready, oh, and that pineapple is NOT a welcoming gift.

    April 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Couptaker

    Now that we have taken care of those war criminals. Lets start on the ones here in the U.S.

    April 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Steve Garland

    It's too bad he didn't live long enough to get out and have the opportunity to go to a tea party event. Oh well, rot in hell then.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mike

    We'll I am sure he is receiving his justice now. I would not want to be in his shoes in front of my maker. What a waste of a human: nazi and child molester. There are places for him....which I am sure he is now visiting.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kenneth S. Doig

    and I don't deny the holocaust, Hitler did kill Jews but the number is wildly exagerrated. I know some good, non-zionistic Jews who tell the truth, Gilead Atzon, look him up. Did you ever ask yourselves why you're so hated? you are brilliant people, but you have a blindspot. I've read your Talmud. We are cows, animals to serve you. Jews are the most destructive force on earth. I am not a racist. I simply hate the Zionistic/Marxist idealogy created by your people and the majority follow or do not speak up against it. Thank god for the internet. Lets I be called some ignorant white trash, I speak 15 languages, am agnostic and was raided by a professor, liberal father who was a democrat. I just want the Jews to fess up. The every last Jew should go to Israel and live in peace, but you won't because you need your lobbyistt & Aipac here to bilk America dry

    September 15, 2011 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |