Now a lawyer, former Colonia Dignidad resident Winfried Hempel has launched a lawsuit against the German and Chilean governments on behalf of the 90 remaining victims.
A German man who fled Chile after being sentenced to five years in prison for child sex abuse must serve his sentence in Germany. Hartmut Hopp was part of the notorious Colonia Dignidad enclave.
Germany and Chile have signed an agreement on the notorious cult of Colonia Dignidad founded by a pedophile ex-Nazi who fled Germany after WWII. The cult operated with impunity for decades, committing dreadful crimes.
In Chile, Winfried Hempel is suing for compensation for hundreds of Colonia Dignidad’s victims.
Chilean authorities have declared the archive of the notorious Colonia Dignidad cult to be part of its "national heritage. " The German-led community had cooperated with the Pinochet regime.
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