• Short Summary

    POLICE IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) BEGAN DIGGING ON AN EMPTY PLOT NEAR THE BERLIN WALL, IN THE SEARCH FOR THE BODY OF MARTIN BORMANN -- ADOLF HITLER'S DEPUTY.

  • Description

    POLICE IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) BEGAN DIGGING ON AN EMPTY PLOT NEAR THE BERLIN WALL, IN THE SEARCH FOR THE BODY OF MARTIN BORMANN -- ADOLF HITLER'S DEPUTY.BORMANN VANISHED AS RUSSIAN TANKS CLOSED IN ON THE NAZI CAPITAL DURING THE FINAL DAYS OF THE WAR IN EUROPE.

    THE DIGGING BEGAN AFTER INFORMATION WAS PASSED TO THE FRANKFURT PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE SUGGESTING THAT BORMANN MIGHT BE BURIED UNDER THE PLOT.THE PLOT LIES ON THE INVALIDENSTRASSE, ABOUT 500 METRES FROM THE SANDKRUG EAST-WEST CROSSING POINT.

    THE CHIEF PROSECUTOR AT FRANKFURT HAS OFFERED A REWARD OF 100,000 MARKS (ABOUT GBP9,000 STERLING) FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO BORMANN'S DISCOVERY.TWO OF BORMANN'S SONS, PATER ADOLF MARTIN BORMANN, A MISSIONARY PRIEST, AND GERHARD BORMANN, A DRIVER, HAVE TOLD THE POLICE THEY BELIEVE THEIR FATHER IS DEAD -- BUT ARE NOT COMPLETELY CERTAIN.

    EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE FRANKFURT PROSECUTOR, DR.FRITZ BAUER, SAID HE HAD SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT BORMANN COULD WELL HAVE SURVIVED THE LAST DAYS OF THE WAR AND WAS NOW HIDING IN SOUTH AMERICA.HE SAID HE WAS ALMOST CERTAIN BORMANN HAD SOUGHT REFUGE IN PARAGUAY, WHERE JOSEPH MENGELE, AN AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP DOCTOR, HAS ALSO BEEN REPORTED IN HIDING.

    BORMANN WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN HIS ABSENCE BY THE NUREMBERG MILITARY TRIBUNAL, AND WAS PRONOUNCED OFFICIALLY DEAD IN 1954.

    AFTER SEVEN HOURS OF DIGGING THE POLICE HAVE SO FAR DISCOVERED NOTHING....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3P42V0FE28LDPI28G5UMV2SVZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P42V0FE28LDPI28G5UMV2SVZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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