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Old July 5th, 2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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broadcast from Buchenwald


Hi there! Does anybody know the exact date of Edward R. Murrow's broadcast from Buchenwald?
The thing is I've come across both April 12, 1945, and April 15, 1945. Please, clearfy the truth.
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I saw the site, but in this book, https://www.amazon.com/KL-History-Na.../dp/0374535922, it's read that the broadcast happened to be on 15 April..
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That website Pedro gave you is confusing. While it says April 16 on top of the article, it says this in the article...

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CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow, who reported extensively from Europe during World War II, was the first reporter on scene following the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp on April 12, 1945. Three days later, Murrow described the scene at Buchenwald when he entered the camp:
As far as I know, 12 + 3 always equals 15, not 16. So I am assuming April 16 is a typo. But you can contact them and ask which it is. Here is their contact page, I would try the listed email address for research/website ..

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/contact-us

I checked some other sources and the great majority says the broadcast was on April 15. Those sources include the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Berkeley College, University of Kansas, the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

The couple I found that say differently (they said the 16th, I didn't find one that said April 12th) did not provide a means to contact them.

Personally, I would go with April 15. But you could contact other sources like CBS News to see what they say.
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The sixteenth does seem to be a typo. Here is a more detailed article.

https://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buche...beration3.html
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