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Hitler Diaries #83896

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) "Stern's" claim that Adolf Hitler's diaries are genuine noted.

(Hamburg, West Germany) Continue controversy over authenticity of diaries examined; his relationship with Eva Braun mentioned. [Historian Hugh TREVOR-ROPER - regrets sacrifice of normal historical investigation to requirements of journalistic scoop.] Scholar David Irving noted ejected from news conference due to vehemence; "Stern's" search for and discovery of documents described. [TREVOR-ROPER -notes link between documents and plane on which they were believed carried has not been established.] Contents of diaries, include remarks on Joseph Stalin, considered. "The Sunday Times"' purchase of rights mentioned. [Former chief of British intelligence G.K. YOUNG - considers possibility that diaries are forgeries sponsored by USSR for misinfo. purposes.] Concern over possible glorification of Hitler through documents noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings Hal Walker

(Studio) Hitler's comments on Jews, Nazi reprisals against Polish civilians, Rudolf Hess outlined. "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Walker, Hal

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