Welt im Film 249/1950 07.03.1950


01 updates soon a. Friedland: refugees from the Eastern German regions ethnic Germans from Poland go across the border. Train of settlers. Registration in the camp. Faces of refugees, large.
(25 m) b. Neumünster: groundbreaking ceremony of a refugee settlement as a gift of the unions start of construction of the Hans Böckler settlement. Dr. Hans Böckler lays foundation stone.
(19 m) c. spiked parade to combat spinal polio poster as a call to the collection. Paralyzed children in hospital and home. Red Cross collect sisters. Collection event.
(22 m) 02 sport a. Berlin: six days preparation in the Sports Hall at the radio tower. Berths are set. Review of bicycles, starting, rounds, shield bonus.
(29 m) b. Garmisch Partenkirchen: SC Riessersee ice hockey EV Füssen 5-4 game. Game scenes in front of goal. Shot on goal. Viewers. Players of huge Lake embrace after victory.
(28 m) 03. Hawaii: so one learns to Hula Hula girl dancing Hula Hula. Children dance Hula Hula.
(26 m) 04. After more than 10 years: The end of the map of food ration cards. Man takes off food Office signs. Ration cards are counted and stacked in sacks. Man wears bag. Young men with cylinder and Crown goodbye. Bags are loaded on carts. Horse neighs, great. Wreath is placed on cars. Official nutrition Office before empty shelves. Ration cards in paper mill.
(43 m) 5th Oberstdorf: ski flying week buses and people in Oberstdorf. People go to jump. Bounce track is put in order. Wind measurements using balloons and plumes. Ski jumper. Sepp Weiler before take-off. Jump Sepp Weiler 133 m. jump of Swiss of Andreas de shear 130 m (3.). Springer crashes. Springer. Crowds to the Hill. Nacario, Sweden, jump a new world record, 135 m. audience clapping, half-close. Nacario, half close, surrounded by autograph hunters. Nacario thrown up by comrades.
(86 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Böckler, Hans; Descher, Andreas; Netzell, Dan; Weiler, Sepp


Oberstdorf; Garmisch-Partenkirchen; Berlin; Garmisch Partenkirchen; Neumünster; Friedland; Munich; Hawai'i; Frankfurt


Sachindex Wochenschauen; reference cards; Refugees; Cycling; Ski, skiing, ski jumping; sports audience, sports spectator; sports facilities; Dance; Animals (except dogs); Medicine; Welfare, aid agencies, care; Home; Hockey; Cinema commercials; Autographs; construction; Trade unions; Traffic: pedestrians; aftermath of war


Newsreel (G)



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Welt im Film 249/1950

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Suspension of Ration Stamps in the FRG (May 1, 1950)

On May 1, 1950 the disbursement of ration stamps in the Federal Republic of Germany is abolished after one decade. The rationing of food products had been introduced as early as the beginning of World War II, and over the years the measures tightened. With the end of the war the governmental food supply comes to a complete collapse. Supplies have been used up, especially in the cities. Regional agriculture is only able to yield about a third of food self-suffiency.

The allied forces hand out ration stamps in their respective occupation zone. They categorize the recipients depending on the severity of labour they perform. Whatever sustenance can be obtained through the food stamps comes nowhere near the League of Nations recommendation of 3,000 kcal, merely half the calories can be guaranteed. International aid organizations try to mitigate famine by sending food parcels and providing mass feedings for children and young adolescents.

The currency reform and the Marshall Plan make West Germany’s economic miracle possible, which in turn leads to a downright food craze. The food supply in East Germany on the other hand, is far from relaxed. The GDR rendered Germany’s almost entire reparation payments to the Soviet Union. Its final food rationings are not suspended until 1958.

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