ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1969
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(Studio) West German judge in United States to hear testimony against 3 charged with Nazi war crimes. California group survived concentration camps because of enemy who was friend.
REPORTER: Roger Grimsby
(Los Angeles, California) Former Nazi, Oskar Schindler, saved 1,300 Jews. Concentration Camp near Krakow, Poland factory owned by Schindler. 1,300 Jews sent to work in factory; he fed and protected them. Schindler's Jews tell of lives they led before he saved them. He knew them by name in factory. [Spokesperson Paul PAGE - reports camp built on Jewish cemetery so Jews could be buried easily. Executions every day. Commandant shot victims with rifle.] Schindler devised plan to save his Jews from execution near war s end. [PAGE - says Schindler told them he would stick by them.] He and Jews took over watch towers at factory as allies neared. [PAGE - declares Jews protected Schindler and took him to United States authorities. Been sick man; lost fortune during war.] Through UN, set up Schindler Fund to honor man each year best exemplifying man's humanity to man.
REPORTER: John Davenport
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