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Hitler Diaries Hoax #84178

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1983
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(Studio) "Stern" recalled announcing suit against reporter Gerd Heidemann for his role in Hitler diaries hoax; Heidemann said now claiming he was victim.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Hamburg, West Germany) Heidemann's defense of his role in hoax, presented in press conference following his termination by "Stern", outlined; films shown. [HEIDEMANN - (thru translator) describes receiving documents one at a time.] [Attorney Egon GElS - claims Heidemann's editor had time to act but chose to do nothing.] "Stern" publisher Henri Nannen's reaction noted. ["Stern" research team member Michael SEUFERT - (in German) claims name Heidemann provided magazine is false.] Inability at this date to prove theories as to who actually profited from hoax noted.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Jennings, Peter;
Walker, Hal

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