Colonia Dignidad in 1961 near the Chilean place Parral on an estate of more than 13,000 acres, founded by German immigrants, among whom the former nazi Paul Schäfer. In the sect, torture, forced labor, and child abuse for decades, warp and weft. the
During the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) collaboreerde Colonia Dignidad also with the regime: the colony was used as a detention centre where members of the opposition were tortured and killed.
After the end of the Pinochet dictatorship began, the Chilean court to take action against the sect. Schäfer could, after eight years on the run had been, in march 2005, picked up in Argentina. In Chile he was a year later to twenty years in prison convicted. The German died in 2010 of heart problems in his cell in Santiago. the
in Order to break with the past, was the colony in 2005 was renamed Villa Baviera. Today there are still people, and she is mainly a tourist attraction.