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    DR. EUGEN GERSTENMAIER, SPEAKER OF WEST GERMANY BUNDESTAG, LAID A WREATH YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ON A?

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    DR. EUGEN GERSTENMAIER, SPEAKER OF WEST GERMANY BUNDESTAG, LAID A WREATH YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ON A SYMBOLIC GRAVE IN JERUSALEM CONTAINING THE ASHES OF SOME OF THE SIX MILLION JEWS KILLED BY THE NAZIS IN WORLD WAR TWO.

    DURING HIS VISIT TO YAD VESHEM'S HOLOCAUST DOCUMENTATION CENTRE, DR GERSTENMAIER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY DR KUBOVV, HEAD OF THE CENTRE. THEN HE WENT ON TO SEE THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION OF THE NAZI ERA - DEPICTING PHASES OF THE NAZI EXTERMINATION OF EUROPE'S JEWRY.

    THAT NIGHT, IN A SPEECH AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, DR GERSTENMAIER SAID THAT THE GERMAN PEOPLE ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY FOR HITLER'S ACTS. HE SAID 90 PRO-NAZI ORGANISATIONS STILL EXISTED BUT RECENTLY THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS HAD DROPPED BY A THIRD.

    HE ADDED: "WE GERMANS SUFFER IN SILENCE THE SHAME WE FEEL TOWARDS THE JEWISH PEOPLE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE12SI50U4Q268RJ0XEURT5YK1
    Media URN:
    VLVAE12SI50U4Q268RJ0XEURT5YK1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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