• Short Summary

    FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE ONCE IMPRISONED IN NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR HELD A SERIES OF COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONIES IN WASHINGTON, D.

  • Description

    FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE ONCE IMPRISONED IN NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR HELD A SERIES OF COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONIES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TODAY (SATURDAY), THEY WERE CELEBRATING THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR RELEASE AND THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF V-E DAY. A COUNTER DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD BY A DOZEN UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY WHO PICKETED THE WHITE HOUSE.

    THE FORMER CONCENTRATION CAMP INMATES BEGAN THEIR DAY BY VISITING THE GRAVE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. THEY GATHERED AROUND THE SIMPLE WHITE PICKET FENCE ENCLOSING THE SITE, STARED AT THE ETERNAL FLAME BURNING THERE, AND LIKE TOURISTS EVERYWHERE, TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS. MANY APPEARED TO BE DEEPLY MOVED.

    THEN THEY MET WITH SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY, THE LATE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER, IN A ROOM IN THE NEW SENATE OFFICE BUILDING. SENATOR KENNEDY DELIVERED A BRIEF SPEECH.

    DURING THE MORNING, A GROUP OF MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY APPEARED OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE A COUNTER-DEMONSTRATION. THE PICKETS WORE THE THEIR CUSTOMARY STORM TROOPER UNIFORMS AND CARRIED SIGNS READING "SIX MILLION LIES" AND "GAS JEW TRAITORS." THE SIGNS APPEARED TO BE DESCRIBING CONCENTRATION CAMP DEATHS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR AS FICTITIOUS. ONE CARRIED THE FLAG OF THE PARTY, A SWASTIKA EMBLEM WITH A SMALL CIRCLE AT THE CENTRE. ANOTHER CARRIED AN AMERICAN FLAG.

    THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY IS THOUGHT TO NUMBER LESS THAN FIFTY. IT HAS ITS HEADQUARTERS NEAR WASHINGTON AND IS LED BY GEORGE LINCOLN ROCKWELL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE05LUHR43F3F8SXU3L9U0602D
    Media URN:
    VLVAE05LUHR43F3F8SXU3L9U0602D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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