• Short Summary

    EAST GERMANY DEMANDED TOADY (TUESDAY) THAT WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE BE PUNISHED FOR DESIGNING WARTIME NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

  • Description

    EAST GERMANY DEMANDED TOADY (TUESDAY) THAT WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE BE PUNISHED FOR DESIGNING WARTIME NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS. THE CHARGE WAS ISSUED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN EAST BERLIN. A SWORN STATEMENT, BY MY AMERICAN HANDWRITING EXPERT, IN WHICH HE IDENTIFIED THE PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURE ON BLUEPRINTS FOR CONCENTRATION CAMPS, WAS EXHIBITED AT THE CONFERENCE.

    THE NEW YORK HANDWRITING EXPERT, J. HOWARD HARING, SAID, IN THE STATEMENT, THAT HE HAD EXAMINED SIGNATURES ON THE PLANS AND HAD FOUND THEM TO BE IDENTICAL TO THOSE OF PRESIDENT LUEBKE THE AFFIDAVIT WAS SAID TO BE THE FIRST STUDY OF THE DOCUMENTS BY A WESTERN EXPERT.

    LAST YEAR, THE WEST GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTRY CONDUCTED IT'S OWN INQUIRIES AND SAID THE SIGNATURES WERE FORGERIES.

    IN A STATEMENT, ISSUED AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE, EAST GERMAN OFFICIALS SAY THE 73 YEAR OLD PRESIDENT WORKED ON THE PLANS AS AN ENGINEER. THE STATEMENT SAID, "HEINRICH LUEBKE IS GUILTY OF ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE WORST CRIMES OF THIS CENTURY. OF COMPLICITY IN HITLER'S MASS MURDERS. HE MUST RECEIVE THE PUNISHMENT WHICH INTERNATIONAL LAW DEMANDS."
    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN 1966, POLITBURO MEMBER, PROFESSOR ALBERT NORDEN CLAIMED PRESIDENT LUEBKE PERSONALLY DESIGNED AND DIRECTED THE BUILDING OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP IN WHICH NEARLY 200 PEOPLE DIED.

    TWO OF THE CAMPS PRESIDENT LUEBKE IS SAID TO HAVE DESIGNED WERE AT LEAU AND NEU-STRASSFURT, NEAR HALLE, EAST GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAN6V9KSO2N602PQJ5GK67U4RU
    Media URN:
    VLVAN6V9KSO2N602PQJ5GK67U4RU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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