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Nazi War Crimes / Ryan #228214

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 1973
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(Studio) New York hsewife faces extradition to West Germany to stand trial as war criminal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Mrs. Russell Ryan faces war crimes charges. Ryan was Nazi guard at Majdanek concentration camp in Poland from 1942-44. Married and moved to US in 1959. Was tracked down by Nazi hunter who also found Adolf Eichmann, Simon Wisenthal. Ryan's neighbors find charges hard to believe. [Neighbor Mrs. Emil STOCK - says Ryan likeable person.] Immigration Service trial lawyer hears testimony from former Majdanek inmates. [Majdanek survivor Mary FINKLESTEIN - recalls Ryan beating inmate into unconsciousness. Victim then cremated.] Ryan says was just following orders and had no choice but to do as she did. Did her job as best she would. [Majdanek survivor Stella KOLLIN - recalls Ryan throwing small children onto trucks to be taken to gas chambers. Can still hear children and mothers screaming.] [Husband Russell RYAN - feels wife never did anything wrong.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne Artist: Aggie Whelan

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert
Duration:
00:05:30

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