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    THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. KURT KIESINGER, TESTIFIED AT A NAZI WAR CRIMES TRIAL YESTERDAY?

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    THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. KURT KIESINGER, TESTIFIED AT A NAZI WAR CRIMES TRIAL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THAT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR HE FOUND REPORTS OF JEWISH EXTERMINATIONS TO BE INCREDIBLE BUT GRADUALLY CAME TO REALISE THAT TERRIBLE EVENTS WERE HAPPENING. DR. KIESINGER WAS -- THE FIRST WEST GERMAN HEAD OF GOVERNMENT TO DO SO - WAS A WITNESS IN BONN AT THE TRIAL OF FRITZ GEBHARD VON HAHN, CHARGED WITH COMPLICITY IN THE DEPORTATION AND SUBSEQUENT MURDER IN EXTERMINATION CAMPS OF MORE THAN 11,000 JEWS FROM THE BALKANS.

    THE 56-YEAR-OLD VON HAHN WAS A MINOR OFFICIAL IN THE NAZI WARTIME FOREIGN OFFICE. PRESIDING JUDGE HANS BARTH SAID YESTERDAY THAT HE WAS ACCUSED OF BEING A "DESK MURDERER." VON HAHN IS CLAIMED TO HAVE WORKED WITH ADOLF BEKERLE, GERMAN MINISTER IN BULGARIA DURING THE WAR, IN ORGANISING THE DEPORTATION OF JEWS TO THE TREBLINKA CAMP IN POLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7VQVYZ8SWO7DOC7166974USM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7VQVYZ8SWO7DOC7166974USM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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