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    DR. JOACHIM PRINZ, THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS, TODAY (TUESDAY) SAW THE WEST?

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    DR. JOACHIM PRINZ, THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS, TODAY (TUESDAY) SAW THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. ERHARD ABOUT THE DEADLINE FOR NAZI WAR CRIMES. THE TWO LEADERS MET DURING THE CONGRESS IN DUESSELDORF OF DR. ERHARD'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    DR. PRINZ SAID AFTER THE MEETING THAT DR. ERHARD HAD EXPRESSED HIS REGRET THAT THE BUNDESTAG, THE WEST GERMAN LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, HAD NOT VOTED FOR A LONGER EXTENSION OF THE PERIOD FOR PROSECUTING NAZI WAR CRIMES.

    DR. PRINZ SAID DR. ERHARD HIMSELF FAVOURED A LONGER EXTENSION. THE BUNDESTAG VOTED LAST THURSDAY TO PUT FORWARD THE DATE OF THE BEGINNING OF THE 20-YEAR STATUTORY PERIOD FROM MAY 8, 1945, TO DECEMBER 31, 1949.

    AN OFFICIAL WEST GERMAN STATEMENT ON THE TALKS SAID THE CHANCELLOR HAD EMPHASIZED THAT THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC WOULD VIGOROUSLY GO ON WITH ITS EFFORTS TO CLEAR UP NAZI CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST THE JEWS AND TO BRING THE GUILTY TO JUSTICE.

    DR. ERHARD AND DR. PRINZ ALSO SPOKE ABOUT WEST GERMANY'S DECISION TO RECOGNISE ISRAEL. A NEW CHAPTER HAD BEEN OPENED IN JEWISH HISTORY, DR. PRINZ SAID AND HE HOPED THIS WOULD NOT BE MERELY A FORMAL RECOGNITION BUT WOULD LEAD TO A CONCRETE RELATIONSHIP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACC5QBWEF88YWFZGVWKCQG0F76
    Media URN:
    VLVACC5QBWEF88YWFZGVWKCQG0F76
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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