• Short Summary

    ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER ABBA EBAN TOURED DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP ON SUNDAY (22 FEB) WHERE MORE THAN 70,000 PEOPLE, MOSTLY JEWS, WERE STARVED OR BEATEN TO DEATH IN THE NAZI ERA.

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    ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER ABBA EBAN TOURED DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP ON SUNDAY (22 FEB) WHERE MORE THAN 70,000 PEOPLE, MOSTLY JEWS, WERE STARVED OR BEATEN TO DEATH IN THE NAZI ERA.

    HE MADE THE PRIVATE PILGRIMAGE TO DACHAU BEFORE BEGINNING AN OFFICIAL THREE DAY VISIT TO WEST GERMANY. THE MASSIVE SECURITY MEASURES TAKEN FOR HIS EIGHT HOUR VISIT TO THE CAMP WERE TIGHTENED EVEN FURTHER AFTER SATURDAY'S SWISS AIR DISASTER.

    AT THE LAST MINUTE POLICE SWITCHED HIS ADVERTISED HEADQUARTERS IN MUNICH FROM A HOTEL TO THE STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. HE STEPPED STRAIGHT FROM AN AIRLINER INTO A MILITARY HELICOPTER WHICH FLEW HIM TO A SECRET LANDING PLACE NEAR THE CITY.

    ALL ROADS ROUND THE CONCENTRATION CAMP WERE CLOSED FOR MR EBAN'S VISIT AND THE PUBLIC WAS BANNED. HUNDREDS OF POLICE ARMED WITH RIFLES AND MACHINE PISTOLS WERE ON PATROL.

    AN ANONYMOUS CALLER THREATENED TO "GET" MR EBAN BUT HE HAD ALREADY LEFT THE CAMP BY THE TIME THE CALL CAME THROUGH.

    THE ISRAELI MINISTER WAS LED THROUGH THE CAMP BY THE FORMER BAVARIAN DEPUTY PREMIER DR. ALOIS HUNDHAMME. LATER HE LAID WREATHS ON THE INTERNATIONAL AND JEWISH MEMORIALS AT DACHAU. HE MADE NO SPEECH BUT HE COULD BE SEEN WHISPERING A PRAYER AS THE PLACED THE WREATH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQCBTWPNQ0XGZ7I0EDXBDNB5P
    Media URN:
    VLVAQCBTWPNQ0XGZ7I0EDXBDNB5P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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