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West Germany / Nazism #316106

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 11, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Reagan's appearance at Berlin Wall tomorrow noted his first trip to West Germany since controversial Bitburg cemetery visit.

(W. Berlin: Bert Quint) Germany's reevaluation of its Nazi past and current focus on country's industrialists' role in Third Reich, leading to their wealth and power today, featured; details given, historical footage shown. [Historian Annie KUGLER - notes industry's current wealth is based on slave labor.] Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Opel said primary source of criticism; Opel noted owned by General Motors since before World War II. General Motors Corporation said losing control of Opel only in 1942, but retaining company's assets throughout. Growing criticism of Ferdinand Porsche, an honorary SS Colonel, explained. Survivor Michau Chablinksi noted among those kidnapped and forced into slave labor in Nazi Germany's factories.

Quint, Bert;
Schieffer, Bob

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