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The King of Nazi Paris By Christopher Othen

The King of Nazi Paris

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A fascinating, evocative portrait of occupied Paris that proves that life is often stranger than fiction.
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The King of Nazi Paris: Henri Lafont and the Gangsters of the French Gestapo by Christopher Othen

Henri Lafont was a petty criminal who became the most powerful crook in Paris thanks to the Nazi occupation of France. A chance encounter in a prison camp led to a life of luxury running a ruthless mob of gangsters who looted the city on behalf of the Nazis who recognised Lafont's talent for treachery and deceit. Lafont recruited 'the French Gestapo', a motley band of sadistic grotesques that included faded celebrities, ex-footballers, pimps, murderers, burglars and bank robbers. They wore the best clothes, ate at the best restaurants, and did whatever they pleased. They lived on the exclusive rue Lauriston where they mixed with celebrities and Nazi officers, while down in the cellar of their building, the rest of the gang tortured resistance prisoners. The unbalanced 'Crazy Pete' did it for information. Bisexual athlete Violette Morris, with her short hair and men's clothes and love of frail blondes, just liked to watch people in pain. By 1944 the gang ran a paramilitary outfit of Algerians and Moroccan nationalists in the south of France, raping, robbing and murdering the locals under the cover of fighting the resistance. Then the Allies came, and a terrible price had to be paid.

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About Christopher Othen

Christopher Othen is a writer and former legal representative to asylum seekers. He is the author of Franco's International Brigades: Adventurers, Fascists, and Christian Crusaders in the Spanish Civil War, Katanga 1960-63: Mercenaries, Spies, and the African Nation that Waged War on the World, Lost Lions of Judah: Haile Selassie's Mongrel Foreign Legion and Soldiers of a Different God: How the Counter-Jihad Created Mayhem, Murder, and the Trump Presidency.

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The King of Nazi Paris: Henri Lafont and the Gangsters of the French Gestapo by Christopher Othen
Christopher Othen
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