Welt im Film 167/1948 06.08.1948


01. who becomes President? Candidate of the Democratic Party - Truman Congress of Democrats in Philadelphia. Several speakers. Truman goes to the lectern, half-close. The candidate for Vice President, Senator Barklay, in addition to Truman, half-close. People wave.
(22 m) 02 updates soon a. Ludwigshafen, Germany: memorial service for the victims of the explosion disaster at BASF mourners, among them the French Governor-General General King. Flowers and wreath loop. Weeping relatives. Catholic and Lutheran pastor at the blessing of the dead.
(25 m) b. Nürnberg: Krupp process courtroom. As a main defendant Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, half-close. Krupp is at sentencing (12 years in prison and confiscation of assets).
(16 m) c. return of German children from Poland Red Cross train from Poland arriving on platform. Children see off train. Waving on the platform. Reunion with loved ones. Children are investigated and go with Red Cross nurses. (22 m) 03. London: the Olympic Games flags. Crowds go to Wembley Stadium. Stadium with total audience. Invasion of the Nations. As 1 country Greece. King George, standing, greets each nation. Queen Elizabeth is sitting, half-close. Catchment of the Czechs, Indians, Americans and as the last nation, the Englishman. King George opened the games, o-ton: "I proclame opened the Olympic Games in London, the 14th Olympics of the modern area." The Olympic flag goes up on the mast. Pigeon launch. The last Torchbearer runs into the stadium. Inflammation of the fire in Olympia. Runners lit torch. Runners lit the Olympic flame in the stadium. Donald Finleigh speaks the Olympic Oath. Waving Olympic flag. Aerial view of the stadium. The first competitions. High jump men: it wins winter, Australia with 1.98 m discus women: different throwers. Winner Micheline Ostermeier, France, 41, 92 m 10,000 m run: start and run. Viewers cheer for Zatopek, original sound. Zátopek WINS in the new Olympic record time of 29 minutes 59.6 seconds. Congratulations to the victory.
(118 m) 04. Berlin: the crisis continues at aircraft over Berlin. Landing. Crashed plane in street. Removal of aircraft wreckage. Child lay down flowers. Newspaper clipping from the Tägliche Rundschau "It is high time to put an end with the flights." Sacks are unloaded with flour. Bakers bake bread. Bakers shop with pastries. The Brandenburg Gate. Queues in front of currency exchange offices in East Berlin. Traffic COP. Newspaper clipping Telegraph "Police President Margrave amtsenthoben". Dr. Friedensburg justified the measure, quote: "I have the special task to oversee the police of Berlin as the Deputy Lord Mayor of Berlin. In this capacity I thought it my duty, to relieve the previous Superintendent Paul Margrave, because he has deliberately continued against the Constitution and acted against the law three days ago from his Office. He supported in particular the activities of the Communists, the underground activities of the Communists, and impedes the activity of the legal democratic parties. Such a Chief of police is unbearable in normal times, in a crisis, as she's currently going through Berlin, it is completely impossible that we tolerate such a man at the top of the main branch of our Berlin City Council." City map of Berlin. Map of Germany with zones. Moving Russian goods trains, which are not handled. First American jet fighter at the Fürstenfeldbruck airfield. Newspaper clipping "Western activity". Secretary of State Marshall speaks, great.
(146 m)


Persons in the Film

Barklay; Elizabeth von England; Finleigh, Donald; Friendensburg; Georg VI. von England; König, General; Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Alfried; Marshall, George; Truman, Harry; Ostermeier, Micheline; Winter, Fritz; Zatopek, Emil


London; Berlin; Hanover; Rhodes; East Berlin; Nuremberg; Ludwigshafen, Germany; Philadelphia


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Narcotics, drugs; Banking, banking; Railways; Trade, finance; Children; News, communications; Olympics; Political events; Police; sports audience, sports spectator; sports facilities; Cities; Animals (except dogs); Deaths, funerals; maps; Medicine; Elections; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Jobs; Costumer; finance; Berlin blockade; aftermath of war


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50th Day of Death of Alfried Krupp († July 30, 1967)

When Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach died in 1967, he was the last namebearer of a family dynasty that had created one of the world’s biggest steel and weapons productions since it was founded in 1811. The “last Krupp” joins the family business in 1935 after completing his engineering studies. Within a few years he gets promoted to head of the arms department and subsequently to upper management. Hitler appoints him “Wehrwirtschaftsführer” (Engl. “military economic leader”) in 1937,  one year later he becomes a member of the NSDAP, after having been a supporting member of the SS for a number of years. At the request of the family Hitler proclaims the so-called “Lex Krupp” in 1943, in order to ensure that the Krupp imperium would remain intact: this law allows for the transition from a joint stock company to a sole proprietorship and saves hundreds of millions in estate taxes.

Thanks to the law Alfried becomes the sole proprietor of the enterprise and is granted the exclusive right to carry the name “Krupp” before his family name. In 1948 Alfried Krupp is sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and the forfeiture of all property, as the company had implicitly participated in the national socialist wartime economy under his leadership. He is pardoned after only three years and his property is returned to him with some restrictions. 

In the following years the enterprise is converted into a solely civilian production. For the first time in its history, it undergoes an essential structural change and expands in order to become a “global player.” Shortly before his death Alfried Krupp announces that the company would be turned into a foundation. His son Arndt von Bohlen und Halbach relinquishes any claim over the family business as well as the notorious family name and opts to receive a yearly stipend instead. 

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