ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Vienna, Austria: David Ensor) Mtg. of international commission of historians here to investigate charges linking Austria President Kurt Waldheim to Nazi war crimes reported; details given, scenes shown. [Waldheim commission member Jean VAN WELKENHUYZEN - says pleased with what commission learned.] Stmt. from commission chairperson Hans Rudolf Kurz detailed. [Waldheim commission member Manfred MESSERSCHMIDT - says found no documents with Waldheim's name in Yugoslavian archives.] Charges by Yugoslav historian Dusan Plenca linking Waldheim with war crimes outlined. [PLENCA - (thru translator) says Waldheim deported people from Kostajnica to concentration camps.] Legal experts' opinion that Plenca's documents not enough to prove war crime detailed. [Georgetown Univ. law school professor Barry CARTER - discusses evidence.] Problems facing historical commission detailed.
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