Welt im Film 97/1947 04.04.1947


01 Nuremberg. The lawsuit against the industrial present in the courtroom to stand up. American judge be a total. American flag behind the judges table. Beginning of the trial. The defendants, industrialist and head of the flick concern, are called. Interview: "the United States against Friedrich Flick, Otto Steinbrink, Konrad Kaletsch, Bernhard Weiss, Hermann Terberger." The defendants, half-close.
(29 m) 2nd President Truman in Mexico plane on the airfield in Mexico City. Welcoming Committee goes President Truman, totally. Welcome, total. President Miguel Aleman in addition to Truman, half-close. Truman will be handed over the keys of the city as a tribute. Ride through the streets. Truman speaks at the National Palace, totally and half close. Actuality: "together we must live and together we must transfer. Therefore, we must have world peace." Crowd, totally. Truman and Aleman sit on bleachers, half-close. Girls perform folk dances. Flags of both countries flag presentation. (45 m) 03. streiflichter from Germany a. Frankfurt: rebuilding St. Paul's Church that destroyed St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt and debris. St. Paul's Church, great. Mayor Kolb, great. The Prime Minister of Hesse, Christian Stock, great. The city Commander of Frankfurt, Colonel Phellps, great. Kolb lays cassette with certificate in wall that is bricked up.
(19 m) Munich: manufacturing plastic maps workers of the company Wenschow in Munich in map production. Relief will be filled with plaster. Form is non-refundable. Giant camera swivels and photographed map. Various maps. Hand scrolls in the World Atlas.
(39 m) c. Goslar: Harz Canary people with packages go by road with half-timbered houses. You go into a House. Man unwraps cage with a Canary. Cages next to each other. Competition of the best singers. Canary in the cage, large. Judges from cages in evaluation. Prizes and cups on the table.
(23 m) 04 flood everywhere destroyed bridge into the Weser. Destroyed Truman bridge and railway bridge near Bremen, Germany. Tree protruding from the water. Horse-drawn carriage travels through water. Cars in the water. Flooded land. 2 boys go on a raft. People get from boat. England: People riding in a boat. Young man carries a girl on the back by water. Houses and trains in the water. Flooded land, total.
(46 m) 05. images from all over the World President Auriol in Toulouse Auriol is waving in the car, half-close. People cheering on the side of the road. Auriol climbs out of the car and enters accompanied by the Town Hall, totally. People, screen-filling. Auriol speaks at the Town Hall, large and half close. Clapping audience.
(20 m) b. Antarctic expedition Byrd waving American flag. Dogs pulling sled in the snow. Tunnels in the ice as a warehouse. Man with lamp goes through ice tunnels and get stored goods.
(18 m) c. rowing training the University team Oxford oarsmen at the training in slow motion.
(21 m) d. Veit shock Krakow St. Mary's altar figures of the altar, great. Restorers at work on the world famous figures.
(23 m) 6th Bielefeld: more insulin workers in production of insulin. Man takes the pancreas of animals out of freezer. Production phases. Spinning Bowl centrifuge. Laboratory. Small mice are inoculated with the insulin test means. Insulin bottles, wholesale.
(36 m) 7th sea lion in distress at sea waves of the Pacific Ocean. Waves beat on the coastal bluffs. Sea lions on the rocks in the surf, search in the vicinity of the coast protection. Cameraman keeps spotlight on the sea lions. The herd among the rocks.
(30 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Aleman, Miguel; Auriol, Vincent; Flick, Friedrich; Kaletsch, Konrad; Kolb; Phellos; Steinbrink, Otto; Stock, Christian; Terberger, Hermann; Truman, Harry; Weiss, Bernhard


Oxford; Frankfurt; Antarctica; Mexico; Bielefeld; Nuremberg; Munich; Pacific; Bremen; England; Krakow; Toulouse; Goslar; Hanover; Mexico City


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Dogs; Industry; Justice; cameramen, cameramen; Disasters; Children; Expeditions; Flags; Rowing; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside); Cities; Dance; Animals (except dogs); Debris; Buildings; war crimes, war crimes; Art; Works of art; maps; Technology, industry; Medicine; People; Water; water emergency; Competitions; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Jobs; Construction; Japan; Dogs; Industrial; aftermath of war


Newsreel (G)



Translated by Microsoft Translator


Welt im Film 97/1947

Country of Origin:

Year of Production and/or Release

Date of Release:
Year of Production:


Technical Data

Save all sequences:
Delete all:

Reconstruction of St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt (March 17, 1947)

On March 17, 1947 the laying of the first stone for the reconstruction of St. Paul’s Church took place. Three years earlier it had burnt to the ground after Allied Air Forces had bombed the city. The centrally planned building made from red sandstone had been built between 1789 and 1833. From May 1848 until May 1849 the constituent council of the German Revolution met here, as well as the preliminary parliament of the emerging German Reich. As a symbol for democratic freedom and national unity the St. Paul’s Church was Frankfurt’s first historical building to undergo reconstruction. The church reopened its doors as the „House of all Germans“ on May 18, 1948, which was the 100th anniversary of the German National Assembly. Since then the building has been served as political memorial for exhibits and public events. The ceremony of the renowned Goethe Prize of the city of Frankfurt is held here, counting writers such as Thomas Mann and Carl Zuckmayer among its recipients. The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, founded after World War II, is awarded at St. Paul’s Church during the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. Recipients were, for example, the „jungle doctor“ Albert Schweitzer, the religious philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, as well as the physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. In light of the 1955 Paris Treaty the so-called St. Paul’s Church movement emerged in this symbolic building. This extra-parliamentary movement fought against German rearmament and the west-integration of Federal Germany. When John F. Kennedy came to visit St. Paul’s Church during his legendary trip to Germany in 1963 he called on the audience to remember the buildings’s meaning as the „cradle of German democracy“.

More video clips on this subject

  • Welt im Film 97/1947

  • Welt im Film 130/1947

  • Welt im Film 157/1948

  • Welt im Film 218/1949

  • Welt im Film 329/1951

  • Welt im Bild 10/1952

  • Welt im Bild 136/1955

  • Deutschlandspiegel 86/1961

  • Die Zeit unter der Lupe 716/1963

  • Deutschland grüßt Kennedy