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Paris Holocaust museum opens exhibit on married Nazi hunters

An exhibition exploring the story of the steely married couple Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, who hunted German Nazis and their former collaborators in occupied France, is opening Thursday in Paris with materials from the couple's personal archives.

 

The exhibition at the Shoah Memorial includes previously unseen video, and strives to explain the Klarsfelds' work to a new generation.

 

It shows how the couple brought down Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo officer eventually convicted of torturing French prisoners. The couple's pursuit of the "Butcher of Lyon" featured in an American television biography of Beate Klarsfeld that starred Farrah Fawcett.