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  • Contergan (Thalomide) Hits the Market (October 1, 1957)

    Contergan (German trade name for thalomide) was hyped as a miracle drug when drug company Grünenthal begins selling it: a sedative and sleeping pill… More…

  • 60 Years of Sputnik (October 4, 1957)

    On October 4, 1957 the USSR creates an international sensation by launching the first artificial earth satellite into the orbit. With an enormous… More…

  • Günter Grass 90th Birthday (* Oct 16, 1927 – April 13, 2015)

    He is a literary superstar and one of the most important postwar novelists. A representative of “magic realism” his figurative language and narrative… More…

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Have you seen these gems?

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 291/1955
    26.08.1955

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 33/1950
    12.09.1950

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 381/1957
    17.05.1957

  • Deutschlandspiegel 224/1973
    1973

  • Welt im Bild 137/1955
    09.02.1955

  • Welt im Bild 41/1953
    05.04.1953

  • Deutschlandspiegel 332/1982
    1982

  • Deutschlandspiegel 345/1983
    1983

  • UFA-Wochenschau 352/1963
    26.04.1963

  • UFA-Dabei 631/1968
    27.08.1968