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Hitler Diaries #530002

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Hamburg, West Germany) Controversy over diaries purported to be Adolf Hitler's examined; films, photos of Nazi era shown. [Handwriting expert Chas. HAMILTON,Junior - considers diaries "absurd imitations."] Questions arising about their authenticity outlined. [Scholar David IRVING - thinks diaries are a hoax.] "Stern" reporter Gerd Heidemann's account of search for and discovery of diaries outlined; photos shown. Documents noted referring to Rudolf Hess, Neville Chamberlain, Jews. Seriousness of controversy considered.
REPORTER: Henry Champ

(Studio) "The Sunday Times", having published excerpts of diaries, said banning further publication until documents are authenticated.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Champ, Henry

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