Welt im Film 83/1946 27.12.1946


01 streiflichter from Germany (91 m) a. railway accident near Celle lifting crane, total. Derailed train near Celle. Salvage squad overturned locomotive. Jib crane lift railway carriages. Workers repair tracks. You repair and lay Rails. Welders can weld rail. Driving the train, from back to front in the image.
(25 m) b. kitchen appliance from rocket-propelled grenades in a metal factory in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, working on the production of seven. Bazookas on a bunch of lying. Bazooka turns into machine. Parts of the Bazooka are sieves. Workers attached machine handle on the screen. Two police officers looking at the screens.
(24 m) c. Rohwohlt Rotary novels sign shop: "The good book". Passers-by go before the "Treasure trove of bibliophiles". People see in the shop window. Books as display with sign: "Exhibits only". Seller facing empty shelves at the store. Ernst Rowohlt is sitting at the desk and cuts paper, half-close. Book stack. Ernst Rowohlt scrolls in newspaper pages. Rotary machine, constantly. Novels on paper in newsprint in a pile. Customers with the purchase of the newspaper novel. Workers read the newspaper during the break. Taxi driver reads the novel. Dancer sits behind the stage and reads.
(23 m) d. Berlin: Film Club artists, immediately upon arrival to the opening of the film clubs, among them Käthe Haak, Hertha Feiler, Hilde Körber, Lil Dagover. Lil Dagover in conversation with American film production control officer. Hertha Feiler talks with Heinz Rühmann, half-close. Around a table sitting Hans Söhnker, Käthe Haak, Hilde Körber, and Victor de Kowa, half-close.
(19 m) 2 Hamburg: process Ravensbrück Allied judges step into a room at the curio House and sit total. The dock, total. Court President is Westropp, England, half close to major-general. Pan across the dock with the supervisors and Aufseherinnen of the women kz Ravensbrück. British Militärpolizistinnen as Bewacherinnen the Aufseherinnen. A defendant speaks to their defenders.
(35 m) 03 updates soon (69 m) a. Dr. Schumacher in London Dr. Schumacher, speaking, big, before German prisoners of war in England. Faces of listeners, tall and half close.
(11 m) total b. structure of the Enz viaduct in Württemberg the viaduct. Various settings of the rebuilt viaduct. Train over the bridge.
(16 m) c. KDF - ship Robert Ley is raised prow of the ship, great. Destruction on the ship. Divers salvage work. From pipes running water from the ship, which is pumped out. The ship in the dock.
(21 m) d. United States: giant aircraft aircraft at the airfield with four current propellers. Men come off the plane, which is two storied. On the upper floor, a man opens a hatch. Aircraft interior. Men go up the spiral staircase to the first floor. Passengers on the plane. Pilot before measuring instruments in the cockpit. Launch of the aircraft and flight.
(21 m) 4 wheat from America cranes, and ship in the port of Bremen. Men loading of wheat bags. Crane lifts wheat bags, great. The bags are lowered before a train. Moving freight train, half close, from behind forward, diagonally in the image driving. Cranes unloaded barges in the port of Mannheimer. Men carry wheat sacks on the back. Men shoveling wheat. Bags are available in the warehouse. Machines in the Tivoli mill in Munich seven, clean and grind the grain. Sacks of flour will be sailed on trucks. Dough mixer. Bread in the oven. Bakers in bread baking. Sign in window on cans "America helps".
(55 m) 5th sports (58 m) a. Yorkshire: motorcycle - cyclo-cross races motorcyclists descends the mountain and crashes. Motorcyclists ride and push their bikes through slush and mud. Driving down a slope through rough terrain.
(18 m) b. Innsbruck: ski jumping Street in Innsbruck. Maglev train travels over snow-covered firs. Snow-covered fir tree photographed from the maglev train. The floating line. Aerial view of the mountains. Skier on the grounds. Ski jumper who runs and jumps. Different ski jumper and crashes.
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Persons in the Film

Dagover, Lil ; Feiler, Hertha ; Haack, Käthe ; Körber, Hilde ; Kowa de, Victor ; Pommer, Erich ; Rowohlt, Ernst ; Rühmann, Heinz ; Söhnker, Hans ; Westropp


Yorkshire ; Innsbruck ; Bietigheim ; Fürstenfeldbruck ; Celle ; Bremen ; Berlin ; United States ; Rhine ; Hamburg ; London ; Bad Nauheim, Germany


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Libraries ; Books ; Railways ; Trade, finance ; Industry ; Justice ; Disasters ; Children ; photojournalist ; News, communications ; Posters, fonts, banners ; Police ; Shipping ; Ski, skiing, ski jumping ; Cities ; Buildings ; concentration camp ; War, prisoners of war ; Technology, industry ; Winter ; Economy ; Welfare, aid agencies, care ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Jobs ; aerial photographs ; Construction ; Gypsy ; Gastronomy ; Industrial ; aftermath of war


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Commemorating Ernst Rowohlt’s Death 60 Years Ago († December 01, 1960)

Ernst Rowohlt counts as one of the most important publishers of the 20th century, one who made history by picking outstanding writers while staying true to his undogmatic approach. Rowohlt was born in Bremen and trained as a banker. Because he wanted to publish the poems of a friend he established his first publishing company in Leipzig in 1908, at the young age of 21. Expressionist works would soon follow, as well as bibliophilic editions of classic works.

After the end of World War I he founds the Rowohlt Publishing Company anew, this time in Berlin. He publishes works by Robert Musil, Walter Benjamin, Kurt Tucholsky, Hans Fallada, Mascha Kaléko and Joachim Ringelnatz. After discovering contemporary US literature in the late 1920s he is one of the first to commission translations of the later Nobel Prize laureates Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner.

When World War II comes to an end Rowohlt Verlag undergoes another reincarnation, initially with headquarters in both Stuttgart and Hamburg, though the Stuttgart location would close eventually.

To satiate the German population’s appetite for books in the midst of a paper shortage the publishing house launch „Rowohlts Rotations-Romane“, (Rowohlt’s Rotation Novels), which are books printed as a newspaper. The abbreviation «rororo» would become the trademark of the paperbacks which Rowohlt introduces to the German market in 1950. These paperbacks offer great literature at small prices. This series includes works by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Wolfgang Borchert and Arno Schmidt, among others. Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac and Vladimir Nabokov and other leading US writers are later added to the roster. In 1960 Rowohlt’s dream of relocating this company to the countryside comes true, when the publishing house moves to its new home in Reinbek near Hamburg. Sadly, a few months later Ernst Rowohlt suffers a deadly heart attack. His son, Heinrich Maria Ledig, who had been working for the publishing house since the 1930s, takes over the management of the company after the death of his father.

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