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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?

  • Welt im Film 91/1947
    21.02.1947

  • Welt im Film 356/1952
    29.03.1952

  • UFA-Wochenschau 66/1957
    30.10.1957

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 230/1954
    22.06.1954

  • Deutschlandspiegel 156/1967
    28.09.1967

  • Die Zeit unter der Lupe 984/1968
    03.12.1968

  • UFA-Wochenschau 208/1960
    20.07.1960

  • UFA-Wochenschau 235/1961
    24.01.1961

  • UFA-Dabei 1039/1976
    22.06.1976

  • UFA-Wochenschau 467/1965
    06.07.1965