1 Dachau. Process of Buchenwald - Ilse Koch in the cross-examination courthouse in Dachau. Pan across the dock. Ilse Koch in cross-examination, great. Shrunken head, great. Lampshades made of human skin. Main prosecution representative William Denson, great. U.S. judge, great. Ilse Koch shows with pointer on map of the Buchenwald camp, half-close.
(33 m) 2 short reports from Germany a. Frankfurt / Main: reconstruction of the Goethe House debris in the large deer ditch in Frankfurt. Meeting participants at cornerstone. Mayor Kolb keeps speech and makes the symbolic hammer blow. Writing on House wall Goethe Museum. André Gide, half close, takes the hammer blows.
(21 m) b. Hamburg: Institute for film and image - production of educational films film reviewers sit at the table and stick pack narrow. Staff reads film projects. Lights and cameras in a small atelier. A cat falls from the arm of a man to the ground. Children run in school barracks. Educational film will be screened with narrow film equipment. The case of the cat in slow motion.
(24 m) c. Lübeck Bay: divers divers aboard puts on helmet and enters the water. Man observed the work of the diver wreck at the bottom of the sea by periscope. Divers with knives at the wreck. Divers emerging and is pulled to the boat.
(32 m) 03 Passau: the largest church organ in the world aerial view of Passau. The Cathedral. The Passau Cathedral, inside. Organist plays the organ. Dome of the Cathedral and organ. The largest and smallest pipe of organ. Game of the organist.
(72 m) 04. American Minister in Germany. Aircraft will roll out solid nutrition plan for the Western zones. The American Agriculture Minister Anderson and Secretary Harriman get off the plane, half-close. Meetings in Berlin and Stuttgart. Anderson and Harriman, laughing, half-close. Photographer.
(26 m) 05. A pony - paradise in Holstein ponies gallop over the pasture. Pony Mare with foal. Pony foals will not jump over small ditch. It shows Mare foal, which then jumps. Ponies at Hagenbeck at a screening. Boy Get up three galloping ponies. Pony pulling a plow. Ponies before cars.
(45 m) 06. Hamburg: German prisoners of war return home Norwegian flag on ship with families from Norway. Ship docks at the port. German prisoners of war in Norwegian women and children on board. You go by the Board. You get in a bus of the Red Cross and go to internment camps.
(38 m) 07 pictures from all over the world as St. Louis: Mississippi flood houses stand in the water. Flooded streets of St. Louis. Men ride in boats and lay out sandbags to dams. Rails, trees and telegraph poles under water.
(22 m) b. London: return of the bronze figure Eros cityscape Picadilly. Bronze figure is raised at home. Spectators on the street and public speaker.
(24 m) c. Texas: ground floor - acrobats athletes do rollover and Salto. Sportsman and sportswoman jump together. Gymnast, tall.
01 process Buchenwald Ilse Koch in the cross-examination in Dachau was questioned in the course of the trial against the staff of the concentration camp Buchenwald the defendant of Ilse Koch. The wife of the former camp commandant and so-called "Kommandeuse of Buchenwald" is the only woman among the 31 accused.
The indictment accuses of most serious crimes against humanity. This includes the possession of prepared minds of murdered victims and lampshades made of human skin.
The evidence are before the Court.
Main prosecution representative is William Denson.
Ilse Koch denied her in cross-examination all the load laid charges... Despite contrary testimony.
This first process of Buchenwald is the start of proceedings against more than 6,000 people, who belonged to the guards of Buchenwald and its subcamps. Approximately 53,000 people of different nationalities have found a nasty end in Buchenwald.
02. short reports from Germany: a. Goethe House, Frankfurt/M the Goethe House in the large deer ridges to Frankfurt/Main was destroyed in the war. In celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Goethe in August 1949 it should be again in its old form. The reconstruction began with an act of consecration.
Frankfurt's Mayor Kolb gave the ceremonial speech and made the first symbolic hammer blows.
The great French poet Andre Gide and representatives of youth organizations from many countries took part in the celebration. The Goethehaus - symbol of German spirit - again becomes the place of pilgrimage for visitors from Germany and all over the world.
b. teaching films, the "Institute for film and image" of the British American zone has resumed its work. In Hamburg, the existing stock of is teaching films reviewed, revised and passed the rental; the movies go in particular to schools and refugee Center.
The Institute has resumed its new production of the films. A dance hall in a small Film Studio was converted into Hockelheim in Nordrhein.
An educational film about the sense of balance shows how a cat to the ground falls. The finished film goes to the schools. The class has film hour. And here the twisted scene in quadruple slowdown. An old saying becomes clear through the slow-motion: the cat always falls on all four legs.
c. divers in the Bay of Lübeck which limit wrecks on the seabed, ship cemeteries of East - and North Sea coast, one the shipping routes and close the fishery of the fishery.
In the Bay of Lübeck, divers working at the disposal of the bodies of wrecks, repeatedly ripping the trawls. This special Periscope for the camera was designed to observe the work under water. Eliminates all masts, chimneys and other bulky parts of sunken vessels. At the same time the wrecks still suitable material to be examined. The divers are busy and often dangerous work by microphone and sound reproduction system in constant contact with the upper world. Also divers to help in the revival of trade and transport.
03. Passau: The largest church organ in the world the city of Passau is one of the lucky cities who escaped nearly unscathed in the war.
Passau, the three rivers city, lies at the mouth of the River Inn and the Ilz at the Danube.
The Cathedral, shows over a thousand years old, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque construction elements.
In the Cathedral the largest church organ in the world. It was built in 1924 and 1928.
A total of five organs in the Cathedral are built.
Here the main organ with Gospels organ and epistle organ. The ornate organ case dates from the year 1731.
Under the main dome the so-called remote work and on the side of the high altar the choir organ.
The organ has 16,000 pipes.
The smallest - and here the biggest pipe, a sub-contra bass C - over 11 feet tall. The table contains 5 manuals and 208 registers.
The Passau Cathedral organist Max Tremmel plays the work of old French master and demonstrated so elemental and Euphony of this world's largest church organ.
04. American Minister in Germany: solid nutrition plan for the Western zones of the visit of the American Agriculture Minister Anderson and the Harriman Trade Minister in Germany is considered a turning point of the German food industry. The most important result of the Berlin and Stuttgart meetings is the guarantee submitted by Minister Anderson of the United States in the future to send a minimum of 300,000 tons of food monthly to Germany. With this warranty a solid nutrition plan replaces the previous improvisation.
The economy and the industry of the Western zones get a basis on which a continuous and systematic reconstruction will be possible.
05. Today you're looking for farm animals are a pony paradise in Holstein ponies. They are durable and bedürfnislos and suitable for many tasks, where their small size is not an emergency, but a virtue.
In Holstein, there is a stud for this living rocking horses; Major annual junior Frolics here under maternal care on free pasture.
Iceland and the Shetland Islands is home to the ponies. They thrive here well. Ponies reached an average the duplicate age of their larger colleagues - the horses. You will be up to 50 years old.
The foal is the life far too seriously. For the time being is to take small obstacles. The MOM makes it, but still the right courage the slip... Na... There you go!
Now to the serious side of life. Some ponies embark on the career of the artist. The children's circus of Hagenbeck in Stellingen has several trained ponies, on which little acrobats show their stunts. Others are Nutzponies and have proven themselves in the countryside and in the city. Low feed consumption, they do A lot. Pull the five times its own weight.
Ponies - small horses with great performance.
06. returning from Norway: with his wife and child after Germany the Norwegian ship "Svalbard" brought back the last German prisoners of war and civilian internees from Norway. The returnees go in Hamburg on land. Many of the former German soldiers were married in Norway. Their wives follow them to Germany, even though it was free for the Norwegians to remain in their home country.
Many of the women are mothers.
The men could work in Norway and are entitled to carry their stuff there acquired after Germany. A bus brings all in a concentration camp – from here they appear either in the different zones. The men seeing the old home--their wives and children get to know the new home.
07. images from all over the world: a. Mississippi - flood five North American States have been affected by flooding, the extent of which far surpasses all previous. The Mississippi and the Missouri occurred with their tributaries overflow their banks. 40,000 people were in homeless. Here the streets turned into St. Louis in channels. Pioneers of the American army and levee specialists have drawn Weirs and dams, with whose help the flooding could finally be brought to a standstill. 400,000 hectares of arable land were destroyed in the flood areas. With a total damage of ca, $500 million this flood disaster is the largest, of which the United States have been affected for over one hundred years.
b. Eros, London a landmark of London, the bronze statue of the God Eros, after eight years of the evacuation will return. Small blemishes, who stood up during the war-induced absence, be eradicated. And then slowly hovers the bronze God to the pulley in the height and Lands on his old place in Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London and of the Empire.
The traditional summer rain can not dilute their pleasure at the long-awaited operation the Londoners.
There are official welcoming speeches and an unofficial smile about the return of the much-loved landmark.
Its brightness is not obscured by the flickering light advertisements rings around him in the heart of the city.
c. floor exercises are the best amateur ground floor acrobats from Texas, champion of the flips and the flick-flack.
A small sample as a Starter: Flick-flack half screwed Pirouette, flick-flack-Salto backward and forward... And now the first course - served by the winner in the American Championship of acrobatics.
Now please the ladies.
Jo Ann Matthews, the best ground floor Acrobat of America. And the main course.
Jo and the master - at the same rate of acrobatics. As desert a show number of Jo. Flick-flack half twist forward flick-flack-Pirouette whole screw Salto backward somersault forward, Hjh Bravo, Jo!
01. Buchenwald Trial:
Cross-examination of Ilse Koch
During the course of the trial held in Dachau against the personnel of Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Ilse Koch was cross-examined. The wife of the former commander, the so-called Commandeuse of Buchenwald, is the only woman among 31 defendants.
The indictment accuses her of the gravest offences against humanity. Among them are the posession of prepared heads of murdered victims, and lampshades made of human skin.
Exhibits are shown in the court.
The Prosecutor-in-Chief is William Denson.
In the cross-examination, Ilse Koch denies all accusations against her - - in spite of opposing witnesses.
This first Buchenwald Trial is the beginning of a procedure against more than 6.000 people who belonged to the guard-personnel of Buchenwald and its branches. Altogether 53.000 people of different nationalities found a horrible death in Buchenwald.
02. News Brief from Germany
a. Goethe's House, Frankfurt/Main
Goethe's house at the Grosse Hirschgrabenstreet in Frankfurt o/Main was destroyed during the war.
On the occasion of Goethe's 200th birthday in August 1949, it is slated for reconstruction.
The new building was started with ceremony. Frankfurt's burgomaster- in- Chief Kolb made the opening speech, and gave the first symbolic hammer-blows.
The great French author Andre Gide and representatives of youth organisations from many countries took part.
Goethe's House - symbol of German intellect - once again will become a meeting point for visitors from Germany and the whole world.
b. Educational Films
The Institute For Motion Picture of the British-American Zone resumes production.
In Hamburg the stock of educational films is checked, repaired and given to film distribution. The films are shown mainly in schools and refugee camps.
The institute also resumed production of films.
In Hockelheim near North Rhine a dance hall was remodeled into a small film studio.
A film about statics demonstrates how a cat falls.
The finished film is shown as a lesson at school.
And here the scene in slow-motion. The camera demonstrates an old [...] cat always falls on her four feet.
c. Diver's in Luebeck Bay
Wrecked ships on the bottom of the Baltic and North Sea limit ship thoroughfares and fishing stations.
In Luebeck Bay divers are working to remove the top structure of the wrecks which tear fishing nets again and again.
To watch the under water work this special submarine tube for the camera was constructed.
All masts, funnels and other outstanding parts of the ships are removed. At the same time the wrecks are inspected for usable material During their dangerous occupation the divers have constant contact with the upper world by microphone and head receiver.
Thus the divers, too, help revive trade and traffic.
The World's largest Church Organ
Passau is one of the lucky towns which came through the war almost undamaged. The Town Of Three Rivers issituated where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube.
Its cathedral, over a thousand years old, represents Roman Gothic an Baroque architecture.
The world's largest organ is in this cathedral. It was built in 1924 - 1928. Five organs make up this great one.
Here, the main organ with the Evangelien organ and the Epistel organ. The artistic organ box was made in 1731.
Under the main dome is the so-called robot keyboard and at the side of the high altar the Chorus organ.
The organ contains 16.000 pipes. The smallest pipe and the largest pipe, a sub contra base C - more than 11 meters long.
The table has 5 keyboards and 208 registers.
The Passau organ player Max Tremmel plays the work of an old French master, and demonstrates the power and harmony of this largest organ on the globe.
04. U.S. Ministers in Germany:
Food Plan for the West Zones
The visit of the American Secretary of Agriculture, Anderson, and the Secretary of Commerce, Harriman, to Germany marks a turning-point for the German food economy.
The important result of the Berlin andStuttgart conferences is the guarantee of the U.S.A., pronounced by Secretary Anderson, to deliver in future a minimum of 300.000 tons of food monthly to Germany. With this guarantee a fixed food plan replaces the former improvised system.
With this help and the industry of the Western Zones, there is a basis on which gradual and systematic reconstruction becomes possible.
05. Pony Paradise in Holstein
Now-a-days ponies are very useful animals. They are strong and frugal, and qualify for many tasks in which their small shape is desireable. There is a stud for ponies in Holstein. Every year the rising generation works outside with their mothers.
Iceland and the Shetland Isles are the homes of the ponies. But here, too, they grow well. On an average ponies reach double the age of their brothers, the horses, living sometimes up to 50 years.
At first the troubles of life are far away for the young ponies. They try to take small obstacles - Mama shows how, but they do not have the courage yet.
Well ... Well done!
Now the realities of life. Some ponies tage up an artistic career. Hagenbeck's Children Circus has several ponies on which little acrobats show their tricks.
Others become useful in the country and in town. Needing only a small quantity of food, they toil hard, and can draw five times their own weight.
Ponies - little horses with great power.
06. Homecomers from Norway:
With Wife and Child to Germany
The Norwegian ship "Svalbard" brought the last German POWs and civilian internees home from Norway.
In Hamburg the homecomers step ashore.
Many of the former German soldiers married in Norway. Their wives follow them to Germany, although the Norwegians were allowed to stay in their home country if they wished.
Many of the wives are mothers.
The men were allowed to work in Norway, and are permitted to take their earnings back to Germany. A bus brings them into a camp - and from there they start the journey home into the different Zones. The men meet again their old homes - their wives and children become acquainted with their new surroundings.
07. News Flashes from Everywhere:
a. Mississippi Floods, USA
Five North American States were hit by flood catastrophies greater than any on record.
Mississippi and Missouri together with their branches overflowed their banks.
40.000 people last their homes. Here, in St. Louis the streets become channels. Engineers of the U.S. Army and dam experts have built up new dikes which finally brought the floods to a stop.
In the flood districts 400.000 hektars of farmland were ruined. With a total damage reaching 500 million dollars this menace was the severest one to strike the U.S.A. for more than 100 years.
b. Eros, London
After eight years one of London's landmarks, the statue of the God Eros was brought back. Little beauty-spots had to be fixed which injured Eros during his absence.
And then the bronze god is lifted gently up by a block-and-tackle to his old place in Picadilly Circus in the heart of London.
Traditional summer rain cannot prevent the Londoners from attending this long-expected performance.
There are official addresses and unofficial smiles for the God of Love.
The glittering advertisement lights cannot darken Eros's glamour in the city of London.
c. Parterre Acrobatics
Here are the best amateur acrobats of Texas, masters of the salto and the flick-flack.
Here is an aperitif: flick-flack half screwed pirouette- - flick-flack backwards and forwards.
And now the first course - - served by the winner in the American Acrobatic Championship.
And now the ladies.
Jo Ann Methews, the best female acrobat in America.
And now the main course.
Jo and the Champion together.
The dessert is presented by Jo.
Good work, Jo.
Persons in the Film
Anderson, Greta ; Denson, William ; Gide, André ; Harriman, Averell ; Koch, Ilse ; Kolb
Texas ; Hamburg ; Berlin ; Dachau ; St. Louis ; Passau ; London ; Baltic Sea ; Frankfurt/Main ; Holstein ; Frankfurt
Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Justice ; cameramen, cameramen ; Disasters ; Children ; Flags ; filmmaking ; Musical events ; musical instruments ; Shipping ; Schools, training ; Cities ; Diving, diver ; Animals (except dogs) ; Debris ; Gymnastics ; concentration camp ; War, prisoners of war ; Cultural events ; Livestock, livestock ; Water ; water emergency ; Economy ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; aerial photographs ; Japan ; aftermath of war
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