ABC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Kurt Waldheim's continued effort to disassociate himself from allegations of involvement in Nazi war crimes, centering at present on German army war diary he kept documenting Nazi atrocities, reported
(Vienna, Austria: Barrie Dunsmore) Role of Waldheim controversy in his candidacy for president here and resurgence of anti-Semitism as result examined; poll results regarding extent of anti-Semitism in Austria mentioned. Cntry.'s role in Adolf Hitler's Third Reich recalled. Size of Austria's Jewish community prior to and following World War II mentioned. [Former Chancellor Dr. Bruno KREISKY - feels World Jewish Congress's concerns are legitimate, but that its timing of allegations against Waldheim is wrong.] [Dr. Alexander FRIEDMANN - disagrees; explains.] [WALDHEIM - accuses World Jewish Congress of trying to interfere in domestic affairs; notes controversy hasn't harmed him here.] Possibility he will be elected because of allegations noted.