Welt im Film 275/1950 06.09.1950


01 Korea troops in train. British troops March. Troops go aboard troop transports. Aerial view of Korea. Tanks, large. Tank shoots. Grenade launcher. Gun. Impacts. Prison camp. Vaccination against diseases. Prisoners receive rice.
(39 m) 02 news from Germany a. Kiel and Neumünster: ERP houses shield: ERP keel construction, construction of 198 apartments. Construction workers in construction. The ridge of the roof. Topping-out ceremony of the Hans Böcklersiedlung in Neumünster.
(21 m) b. Census questionnaire on Statistical Office. Consultant in the Hafenstrasse in Hamburg, Germany. Grindelhochhäuser. Counselor knocks on Nissen. Statement by questionnaire before farmhouse. People fill out questionnaire.
(21 m) c. Aachen: freedom rally demonstrate resistance fighters for the freedom of Europe. Speaker and listener.
(10 m) 03 new technology a. spade with leverage man digging with spade. Penetration in the soil. Spade with Earth is pulled up through leverage.
(12 m) b. The young girl's bicycle frame bicycle pump drives on wheel. You descend and inflate the wheel frame.
(12 m) c. ultra-short ignition key for car man and woman sitting at the coffee table. Man pulls the key from bag and flips him. Start engine of the car in the garage. Man messing with motor.
(14 m) d. Universal vehicle for water and terrain truck travels through water. It continues with Schwingachsen through hilly terrain.
(13 m) 4th Baden Baden: election of Miß Germany go with numbers about catwalk mannequins in evening dresses. Number six is Miß Hamburg. Audience clapping. Number seven Miß Schleswig-Holstein Susanne Erichsen. Demonstration in a bathing suit. Number five Miß Berlin, number two Miß Rheinland, number four Miß Bavaria. Number seven is winner - Miß Schleswig-Holstein Susanne Erichsen. Susanne Erichsen with Crown.
(38 m) 5th sport a. Forrest Hills: United States - Australia Davis Cup men's double: Ted Schröder - Gardnar Mulloy, United States, play against John Bromwich - Frank Sedgman, Australia. Audience clapping, filling the screen. Australia wins. The Australian team behind Cup.
(24 m) b. Tübingen: German artistic gymnastics Championships jump of a Turner of longitudinal horse. Irma Walther Dumbsky, Nuremberg, winner in the eight fight, turns on the parallel bars. Erich Wied (two) during exercise on the pommel horse. Adalbert Dan Hutton, Dortmund, turns on the horizontal bar. He is master in the twelve fight. Congratulations to Dick hat, half-close.
(39 m) c. Hamburg: City Park races start the motorcycle 500 cc. crash in turn. Viewer, screen-filling. Driver drives on gang. Georg Meier No. 1 on BMW leads Heiner Fleischmann, number eleven on NSU. Official flag. Georg Meier with wreath, large.
(26 m) d. England: Silverstone race start. Race. Farina and Fangio on Alfa Romeo lead. Farina WINS. Official waving banner. Farina Cup with flowers.
(22 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Bromwich ; Erichsen, Susanne ; Dickhut, Adalbert ; Fangio, Juan ; Farina ; Fleischmann, Heiner ; Meier, Georg ; Mulloy, Gardnar ; Sedgman, Frank ; Schröder, Ted ; Walther, Irma ; Wied, Theo


Hamburg ; England ; Forest Hills ; Tübingen ; Kiel ; Neumünster ; Burep ; United States ; Aachen ; Baden-Baden ; Federal Republic of Germany ; Silverstone


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; motor sports ; Political events ; beauty pageants ; Sports details, fouls ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Cities ; Statistics ; Technology ; Tennis ; Gymnastics ; Korea ; automotive engineering, automotive ; Marshall plan ; People ; Home ; Listener ; Construction ; construction ; Sports honors ; Technology ; aftermath of war


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Susanne Erichsen Becomes the First Miss Germany of the Federal Republic of Germany (September 2, 1950)

Susanne Erichsen is one of the first German models to become an international top model. Her post-war storybook career almost seems like an allegory for Germany’s defeat and resurgence.

Susanne Erichsen is born as Susanne Firle in Berlin in 1925. Her mother comes from a lower middle class family, her stepfather is a talented engineer who moves the family to Leningrad for a few years. She spends the war in Berlin. Shortly after the end of the war she marries a Norwegian man named Sven Erichsen. They make plans to move to Norway together but are deported to the Soviet Union. They are separated and never see each other again. After two years of hard labour to rebuild Stalinogorsk Susanne Erichsen returns to the German capital in 1947. During a visit to Munich the fashion journalist Lore Wolf discovers her. She begins to work as a mannequin and photo model. While vacationing on the island of Sylt in the early summer of 1950 she participates in the beauty contest of Schleswig Holstein and wins. In September she goes on to win the Miss Germany beauty contest in Baden-Baden. Less than a week later she participates in the Miss Europe pageant in Rimini, Italy. From now on photographers are smitten with the tall brunette women with the almond shaped eyes and high cheekbones. In 1952 she travels to the USA as an “ambassador of German fashion”. Fascinated by her un-German looks and her tragic story the American press comes up with the name “Fräuleinwunder.” She ends up staying in New York for more than 10 years, where she makes more money in an hour than a German worker in an entire month. After her return to Berlin she founds her own fashion label and mannequin and model school. In 2002 she dies as a result of a stroke.

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