• Short Summary

    FORTY FORMER INMATES OF NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS ARE ON A TOUR OF WEST GERMANY TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ???

  • Description

    1.
    TV.EX-INMATES OUTSIDE CHURCH
    0.07

    2.
    CU.BROTHER BIRM (EX-BUCHENWALD)
    0.13

    3.
    CU.M.LUCIEN BRLY (EX-BERGEN-BELSEN)
    0.17

    4.
    CU.PROFESSOR ANTON HILCK
    0.21

    5.
    GV.PAN....EX-INMATES AND OTHERS ENTER CHURCH
    0.39

    6.
    GV.PEOPLE WITH WREATHS ARRIVE AT CEMETERY
    0.44

    7.
    SV.CHILDREN
    0.47

    8.
    CU.FRENCH OFFICER
    0.51

    9.
    LV.PAN..WREATHS ARE LAID AT MEMORIAL
    1.00

    10.
    SV.PAN FROM...WREATHS TO CROSS
    1.07

    11.
    SV.CHILDREN LAY WREATHS
    1.17

    12.
    GV.PEOPLE TOUR CEMETERY
    1.25



    Initials JT/V/AW/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FORTY FORMER INMATES OF NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS ARE ON A TOUR OF WEST GERMANY TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ??? ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR LIBERATION. TODAY (SATURDAY) THEY VISITED THE SITE OF THE HINZERT CAMP, NEAR THE LUXEMBOURG BORDER. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD AND WREATHS LAID AT A MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS.

    THE TOURING FORMER INMATES REPRESENT THE BRUSSELS-BASED INTERNATIONAL CAMP COMMITTEE, A NON-POLITICAL ORGANIZATION SET UP AFTER WORLD WAR TWO. THEY ARE SPENDING 12 DAYS VISITING CAMP SITES, AND REMINDING THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF THE MILLIONS PUT TO DEATH.

    ALL THAT REMAINS TODAY OF HINZERT CAMP -- JUST OUTSIDE THE RHINELAND CITY OF TRIER -- IS A CEMETERY FOR ITS VICTIMS AND A CHURCH. PEOPLE FROM LUXEMBOURG AND BELGIUM JOINED IN TODAY'S CEREMONY.

    THE DELEGATION BEGAN THE TOUR LAST WEDNESDAY WITH AN AUDIENCE IN BONN WITH WEST GERMANY'S PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE, WHO BLAMED NAZI ATROCITIES NOT ON THE GERMAN PEOPLE BUT ON THE "HUMAN SCUM" FOUND AMONG EVERY NATION. HE SAID HE WAS ASHAMED OF A PERIOD IN WHICH SUCH CRIMES WERE POSSIBLE.

    (THE TOUR COMES ONE WEEK AFTER THE WEST GERMAN PARLIAMENT EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR PROSECUTING NAZI WAR CRIMINALS FROM MAY, 1965 TO THE END OF 1969.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACNJ9UYLLFEOWAXY7908O1TMPG
    Media URN:
    VLVACNJ9UYLLFEOWAXY7908O1TMPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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