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West Germany / Nazi War Crimes Law #262225

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 1979
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(Studio) West Germany's chief Nazi war criminal investigator noted to report incr. in public reports with regard to war criminals. Upcoming expiration of Germany's statute of limitations on prosecuting such people mentioned. Recent showing of American-made series "Holocaust" in West Germany stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dachau, West Germany) Nazi records with regard to number of victims who died at Dachau concentration camp outside Munich during years of Adolf Hitler's rule detailed. Photos shown, as well as film from Nuremberg trials in 1946. Cases that have been or are in process of being prosecuted outlined; details given about statute of limitations law. Investigations by War Crimes Documentation Center in Ludwigsburg described. Views of veteran Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal stated. [WIESENTHAL - says trials are more impt. than sentencing because it is historic lecture for world.] Debate in German parliament with regard to extension of law noted to have begun; opposing viewpts. of justice minister and others in parliament reported Films shown.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal
Duration:
00:03:40

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