CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1983
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(Studio) Controversy surrounding diaries claimed by "Stern" to be Adolf Hitler's noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Hamburg, West Germany) Hitler's alleged remarks on Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, assassination attempt in 1944 quoted; photos and "Stern" promotional film shown. Mag.'s acquisition of diaries described; "The Sunday Times" purchase of extracts noted. [Historian Lord DACRE - regrets method of historical verification has been sacrificed to journalism.] "Sunday Times" said not publishing further extracts until proof of their authenticity is verified. "Stern" reporter Gerd Heidemann said unable to identification source from whom he purchased diaries; magazine mentioned not allowing Nazi era experts to examined documents.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
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