Paul Schaefer Dead April 24, 2010 4:38 PM   Subscribe

Update regarding this post: Paul Schaefer, former Nazi corporal and founder of a cult-like community in Chile, has died in prison aged 88.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 PM (37 comments total)

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posted by furiousxgeorge at 4:39 PM on April 24, 2010


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posted by fixedgear at 4:45 PM on April 24, 2010


All's well that ends dead Nazi cult leader.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:05 PM on April 24, 2010


Shaffer. S-h-a-f-f-e-r.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 6:21 PM on April 24, 2010


Somebody alert David Letterman.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:34 PM on April 24, 2010 [6 favorites]


You know who else hired Paul Schaefer?
posted by DU at 6:41 PM on April 24, 2010 [5 favorites]


At least he lived long enough to celebrate Hitler's recent sweet 121st.
posted by item at 6:49 PM on April 24, 2010


Ooh, beaten. Mine was gonna be, "Letterman's show will never be the same."
posted by klangklangston at 6:50 PM on April 24, 2010


Unfortunately, Kevin Eubäncks is still at large.

Seriously, though: Rest in shit.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:10 PM on April 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


But in the coffin, Larry "Bud" Melman!
posted by klangklangston at 7:25 PM on April 24, 2010


something something something WKRP
posted by Afroblanco at 8:07 PM on April 24, 2010


Wait. The annoying bald dude from Letterman was 88?!
posted by xmutex at 8:29 PM on April 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hell!
It's a cuckoo kind of place,
A nutty, nutty kind of space.
Hellllll!
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:39 PM on April 24, 2010


Considering that some people see the title of a post first, "Paul Schaefer Dead" (rather than, say, "Nazi cult leader dead") is an unfortunate choice of words.
posted by Jaltcoh at 8:53 PM on April 24, 2010


This guy was almost certainly part of the CIA "rat trails" that helped ex-Nazis go to South America to "fight the commies"--especially when considered in the light that Pinochet was explicitly propped up by the CIA, and given that recent news revelations suggest Kissenger may have given the green light in 1976 to terrorist-style assassination in Washington, DC (Five days after Kissinger's message, Chilean exile Orlando Letelier and an American colleague were killed in Washington's Embassy Row in a car bombing later tied to Chilean secret police working through the Condor network).
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 10:10 PM on April 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought he was Canadian?
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:31 AM on April 25, 2010


Victors write the history.
posted by telstar at 1:18 AM on April 25, 2010


Victors write the history.
But a dick is always a dick.
posted by From Bklyn at 4:00 AM on April 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


If only he'd die sooner.

Guys like this make me wish I believed in hell.
posted by Kattullus at 4:20 AM on April 25, 2010


This was one bad dude. I believe "mass murderer" should be added to "cult leader." Didn't he and his followers terrorize the community near their compound in Chile? I read somewhere people were abducted, killed, and buried in unmarked graves. His cult activities were quite chilling, so I'm not sure if the Letterman quips are actually all that appropriate.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:31 AM on April 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


I believe "mass murderer" should be added to "cult leader."

Yes. And serial child abuser.
posted by zarq at 6:27 AM on April 25, 2010




It's funny, because a well-known person who probably hasn't committed atrocities* has a similar name.

*depends upon your view of "It's Raining Men"
posted by found missing at 10:35 AM on April 25, 2010 [5 favorites]


Wow, pedophile and Nazi! Maybe he also got rid of his television and told people about it constantly.
posted by ignignokt at 2:34 PM on April 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


I bet he rode a fixie and listened to Animal Collective!
posted by klangklangston at 5:24 PM on April 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


(With ironic racism gone, ironic hipsterism1 is all I have.)

1: Is there any other kind?
posted by klangklangston at 5:26 PM on April 25, 2010


Sticherbeast's link is a chilling read.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:02 PM on April 25, 2010


A little more about the Hell known as Colonia Dignidad
posted by adamvasco at 11:45 PM on April 25, 2010


Kick this ass for a man!
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:40 AM on April 26, 2010


I came across this a long time ago and was going to post it but then found it had a history so I didn't. Such is life.
posted by tellurian at 9:19 AM on April 26, 2010


I came across this a long time ago and was going to post it but then found it had a history so I didn't. Such is life.

Huh? He died on Saturday.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 11:59 AM on April 26, 2010


Sorry, I didn't mean to Huh? you. Not the Schaefer death, the Colonia Dignidad story.
posted by tellurian at 6:44 PM on April 26, 2010


I think tellurian is referencing this post obliquely mentioned by fixedgear upthread.
posted by adamvasco at 2:12 AM on April 27, 2010


Also obliquely mentioned in the FPP. But not obliquely.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 4:14 AM on April 27, 2010


A little more about the Hell known as Colonia Dignidad
posted by adamvasco


...he left the continent and wound up in Chile with 70 square acres of land.

Square acres are cubes, no? So he got a lot of air rights as well?
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:05 AM on April 27, 2010


Here's a german documentary with some images of the colony and the horrendous story of a man who grew up in the colony and was abused continuously as a child. There are plenty more documentaries, most of them in spanish, on google video search.
posted by joost de vries at 9:29 AM on April 27, 2010


That's a pretty incredible article, Sticherbeast. Dude shot Santa Claus. Even Kim Jong Il never shot Santa Claus.
posted by bokane at 12:22 PM on April 27, 2010


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