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Reagan / West German Trip Controversy #542994

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 16, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan, due to public reaction, said reversing earlier decision not to visit West German concentration camp while planning visit to German military cemetery.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) President said changing his mind after accusations of honoring Nazi regime but not its victims. [REAGAN - cites need to never forget Holocaust; defs. visiting cemetery where elite Nazi SS troops are buried.] [March 21, REAGAN - thinks visiting concentration camp will be unpleasant for Germans.] [Survivor Elie WIESEL - explains opposition to President paying homage to Nazi dead.] [American Legion spokesperson Mylio KRAJA - agrees.] Nancy Reagan mentioned helping arrange compromise.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Bonn, West Germany) West German officials said criticizing White House planners for ignoring their recommendations regarding visits to concentration camp and military cemetery; Michael Deaver noted arriving here today to replan trip. SS role in Holocaust recalled; probability Reagan will visit Dachau as well as graves of SS dead noted.
REPORTER: Stan Bernard

Bernard, Stan;
Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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