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Resource ID: #17607
Subject: War
Source: CBS News 60 Minutes
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Date: November 21, 2000

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60 Minutes II examined one of Hitler's schemes during WWII: "160 Jewish prisoners were hand-picked from concentration camps and forced to work on forging the British pound note and later the American hundred dollar bill. At war's end, today's equivalent of $4.5 billion in pound notes was being circulated in Europe, Africa and South America. ... We located one of Hitler's last living counterfeiters, Adolf Burger. Not only was this gentleman able to tell us the story of the fake bills, but he also shared his own personal odyssey; one that began in Auschwitz with his wife and ended in Ebensee, Austria, five death camps later, a widower."

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