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Special Assignment (Search For Mengele) #94922

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 18, 1985
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(Studio) Focus of Senator Judiciary Committee's hearings tomorrow on fugitive Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele outlined; Paraguayan president mentioned claiming Mengele died there in 1976.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Gunzburg, West Germany) Status of search for Auschwitz's Mengele featured; films, photos shown. [Auschwitz survivor Dr. Ella LINGENS - recalls Mengele's coldness, lack of feeling.] Focus of Israeli search reviewed. [Dieter MENGELE - resents world holding family, town responsible for uncle's actions; denies family business supported Mengele after war; claims family condemns Auschwitz.] Limitations placed on prosecutor Hans Klein by German law in his hunt for Mengele explained. [KLEIN - (thru translator) believes Mengele is still alive; hopes to capture him during his lifetime.] [Dieter MENGELE - would like uncle to surrender.]
REPORTER: John Martin

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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