• Short Summary

    DR. ERICH RAJA (FORMERLY RAJAKOVITCH), AN ALLEGED COLLABORATOR WITH ADOLPH EICHMANN, WAS SPAT UPON AND?

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    RAJA GIVING PRESS CONFERENCE; DEMONSTRATORS WITH PLACARDS (NATURAL SOUND).



    TRANSCRIPT: RAJAKOVITCH: "SUNDAY TO MONDAY I LEARNED FROM AN OFFICIAL OF THE YUGOSLAVIAN POLICE THAT SOMETHING IS IN COURSE AGAINST ME AND I HAVE IMMEDIATELY THE SUSPICION THAT THIS MAY BE AN INITIATIVE OF MR. WIESENTHAL."



    REPORTER: "WHAT WAS THERE ABOUT THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST YOU IN HOLLAND?"



    RAJAKOVITCH" "THE ACCUSATION IN HOLLAND ... I THINK THAT THE AUTHORITIES IN HOLLAND KNOW THEY ARE COMPLETELY UNFOUNDED, BECAUSE I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEPORTATION OF JEWS FROM HOLLAND ... THIS IS ALSO STATED (INAUDIBLE) IN HIS REPORT WHICH HE GAVE IN '61 TO WIESENTHAL."




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    Background: DR. ERICH RAJA (FORMERLY RAJAKOVITCH), AN ALLEGED COLLABORATOR WITH ADOLPH EICHMANN, WAS SPAT UPON AND SHOUTED AT AFTER HE HAD GIVEN A PRESS CONFERENCE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA, YESTERDAY. DR. RAJA GAVE THE CONFERENCE AFTER ARRIVING IN THE COUNTRY FROM YUGOSLAVIA, SO FOILING AN ATTEMPT TO HAVE HIM EXTRADITED BY HOLLAND.

    THE DUTCH HAD WANTED RAJA EXTRADITED SO THAT THEY COULD PUT HIM ON TRIAL FOR PREPARING THE DEPORTATION OF 140,000 DUTCH JEWS IN SEPTEMBER, 1942, DURING THE NAZI OCCUPATION OF HOLLAND. WHILE IN AUSTRIA HE IS PROTECTED FROM EXTRADITION AS AN AUSTRIAN NATIONAL.

    DR. RAJA SAID HE HAD BEEN HOLIDAYING IN YUGOSLAVIA WHEN HE WAS TOLD BY POLICE THERE NOT TO LEAVE THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY. HE REALISED AT ONCE, HE SAID, THAT HE WAS BEING HUNTED BY DR. SIMON WIESENTHAL, A MAN WHO HAS HELPED IN THE PAST IN THE UNEARTHING OF FORMER NAZIS. HE THEREFORE FLED THE COUNTRY AT ONCE USING AN ITALIAN IDENTIFICATION CARD.

    DR. RAJA'S PRESS CONFERENCE, HELD IN A VIENNA CAFE, WAS CONSTANTLY INTERRUPTED BY HECKLERS, AND WAS EVENTUALLY BROUGHT TO AN END BY THE OWNER. DURING THE CONFERENCE, DR. RAJA (WHO TWO YEARS AGO WAS SENTENCED FOR HIS ROLE IN THE DEPORTATION OF DUTCH JEWS) DENIED BEING CONFERENCE IN DEPORTATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA81R97WCR7MPY1B8PS3E31JJK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA81R97WCR7MPY1B8PS3E31JJK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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