Germany To Compensate Victims Of Chilean Nazi Sect

Germany said Friday it would pay compensation of up to 10,000 euros ($11,000) each to victims of the former Nazi pedophile sect “Colonia Dignidad” in Chile, the French news agency AFP reported. The news came the week after German prosecutors dropped their case against the sect’s former doctor Hartmut Hopp, 74, citing a lack of evidence that he was complicit in the sexual abuse of children. The sect was founded in 1961 by Paul Schaefer, a former Wehrmacht soldier, lay preacher and convicted pedophile, who abused, drugged and indoctrinated residents and kept them as virtual slaves. His group had close ties to the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and would torture and “disappear”…