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Jews and Judaism / Passover / Holocaust / Jews In Berlin #53540

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of Passover for Jews worldwide noted. Commemoration by some Jews of modern-day version of Egyptian slavery in Nazi Germany mentioned. Passover celebrates deliverance from Egyptian slavery.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Berlin, West Germany) Jewish population in Berlin noted; number of Jews now in West Germany contrasted to number in Germany prior to Hitler's extermination attempt. [Irene RUCHIN - says they often look at older person and ask selves what person was doing 30 years ago.] Threats of both left and right-wing terrorists against Israel, making young Jews in Germany lose desire to stay, reported [Berlin University student Larry RUCHIN - thinks no one would miss Jews if they weren't here anymore.] West Germany's reparations to Jews caught in holocaust mentioned. [Jewish community leader Heinz GALINSKY - talks about meaning of Auschwitz.] Young Jews' process of deciding whether to be German Jew or Jew who happens to live in Germany noted.
REPORTER: Kati Marton

Marton, Kati;
Reasoner, Harry

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