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Hungary / Wallenberg Memorial #109581

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 07, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Budapest, Hungary) Ceremony honoring Swedish diplomacy Raoul Wallenberg for his effort to save Jews during World War II examined as illustrating significance of Mikhail Gorbachev's new policy of glasnost, or openness; details given, scenes shown. [World Jewish Congress president Edgar BRONFMAN - praises Wallenberg.] Controversy surrounding Wallenberg's possible death in USSR prison reviewed; photos shown. Importance of World Jewish Congress's mtg. here as well noted. [Govt. press spokesperson Sandor KOLESZA - claims glasnost isn't new to Hungarians.] Hungary's attitude toward censorship described. [TV anchorman Istvan SANDOR - feels country is on road of freedom.] Reactions of other E. bloc countries to change noted. [Essex Univ. spokesperson Peter FRANK - explains.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:30

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