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Mengele #94654

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1985
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(Studio) Recent push to locate and try Dr. Josef Mengele, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Justice Department's decision to join hunt for Mengele examined. [Attorney General William French SMITH - explains basis of decision; notes similarity with Justice Department's role in locating Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie.] Allegations that United States intelligence officials were aware of Mengele's whereabouts after World War II and that he possibly visited United States recalled. Mengele's role in Auschwitz remembered; historical films shown. [Investigator Neal SHER - describes scope of planned investigation.] Sher mentioned director of Justice Department's Nazi war criminals division
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker

(Studio) Israel reported asking Pope John Paul II to intervene with Paraguay for Mengele' s extradition.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Yad-Vashem, Israel) Symbolic trial of Mengele (in absentia) by survivors of his experiments featured; films shown. Mengele's genetic experiments on twins, designed to purify the Aryan race, reviewed; historical films, photos shown. [Survivors Stephanie HELLER, Efraim REICHENBERG, Dr. Ella LINGENS, Ruth ELIAZ - describe their ordeals under Mengele.] Testimony of Eva Kor outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

Jennings, Peter;
Walker, Kenneth.;
Zelnick, Bob

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