Associated Press Denies Historian’s Claim It Worked With Hitler

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The Associated Press (AP) denied claims that it collaborated with the Nazi regime before and during the Second World War, the news agency said in a statement.

This statement from AP came after Harriet Scharnberg, a historian from the Martin Luther University, published a study in the Studies in Contemporary History claiming that AP had entered into a mutually beneficial agreement between the Nazi regime in its reportage of Adolf Hitler’s reign.

But in an official statement emailed to the Morning News USA, Paul Colford AP’s Vice President and Director of Media Relations, vehemently denied Scharnberg’s claims saying the company did not collaborate with Hitler at any time.

“Rather, the AP was subjected to pressure from the Nazi regime from the period of Hitler’s coming to power in 1933 until the AP’s expulsion from Germany in 1941. AP staff resisted the pressure while doing its best to gather accurate, vital and objective news for the world in a dark and dangerous time,” Colford said. ...




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