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Vatican-Nazi Relations #533642

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 26, 1984
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(Studio) State Department reported releasing post-WW II document describing Vatican aid to Nazi war criminals in escaping Europe.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Paris, France) Demonstration in Santiago over Chilean government's continued protection of former SS officer Walter Rauff noted, shown; number Jews Rauff is officially accused of killing mentioned. [RAUFF - declines answer to inquiry regarding his continued commitment to Nazism.] Rauff's responsibility for death vans during Nazi reign and his escape from United States custody during Nuremburg trials recalled; photos shown. [Nazi hunter Serge KLARSFELD - is surprised at Rauff's alleged escape from United States prison.] Rauff's account of Vatican aid to him following his escape outlined, discussed; Vatican noted accused before of aiding Nazis. Beate Klarsfeld's form of protest at Rauff's house in Santiago described, shown; her role in apprehension of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie recalled.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

Bittermann, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom

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