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Nazi War Crimes / Trial #480564

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1975
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(Studio) Mrs. Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan, New York City housewife, extradited to Germany for trial for her part in being Nazi concentration camp guard. She served time after World War II and concealed that from United States immigration service.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Majdanek, Poland) Camp here 1 of 4 set up for mass extermination. Estimated that 250,000 to 1 million Jews killed here.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Duesseldorf, West Germany) 300 witnesses may be heard at trial, which could last 2 years 16 accused of being part of SS staff that ran death camp. Ryan married American soldier after war. Mrs. Ryan and attorneys have no comment on her defense yet. September 25, 1973, film shown. [Prosecution witness Danuta BRZOSKO-MADRYK - tells of Ryan selecting children to be gassed.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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