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Reagan / West Germany Trip #543042

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 18, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) President Reagan's efforts to justify upcoming visit to West German military cemetery, site of Nazi SS troops graves, noted include claim that Nazi military dead were as much victims as concentration camp inmates [REAGAN - defs. innocence of Nazi soldiers.] [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Hyman BOOKBINDER - believes Reagan confuses war with genocide.] Aides' efforts to ease worsening controversy quoted on screen; Michael Deaver, scouting concentration camp sites for possible Reagan visit, mentioned touring Dachau. [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - questions motive of Deaver's advance trip.] [Survivor Elie WIESEL - pleads with Secretary of State George Shultz to intervene on behalf of other survivors.] Reagan mentioned scheduled to present Wiesel with Congress Gold Medal tomorrow.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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