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Reagan / West Germany Trip Controversy #303009

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 16, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan, remaining committed to honoring German war dead during trip to West Germany next month and still refusing to visit allied military cemetery, said changing earlier decision against visiting concentration camp.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President's latest decision examined. [REAGAN - rationalizes earlier refusal to visit Dachau; announces acceptance of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's invitation to visit a camp; cites need to never forget Holocaust.] Aide Michael Deaver's revision of trip plans discussed. [March 18, REAGAN - thinks reminding German people of Dachau's unpleasantness is unnecessary.] Deaver said scouting Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as possible tour site. [US Holocaust Council chairperson Elie WIESEL - feels President's visit to German military cemetery is inconceivable.] [MAN - agrees.] [American Legion executive director Mylio KRAJA - remains opposed to Reagan's recognition of German war dead and not allied.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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