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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Welt im Film 275/1950

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70th Anniversary of the First Census in the FRG (September 13, 1950)

On September 13, 1950 the first comprehensive census of the still young Federal Republic of Germany takes place. It is part of the world census that is conducted in all member states of the United Nations, where as many countries as possible are supposed to simultaneously collect information based on uniform criteria regarding their population.

In order to determine the number of war victims, refugees, expellees and repatriates the allied forces had already conducted surveys in Germany in their respective zones of occupation after the war. In 1950 further data of the citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany are compiled, according to the law “on a census of the population, buildings, apartments, non-agricultural workplaces and small agricultural businesses”. Over a span of 5 pages and 237 questions the survey traces the number of present and absent persons in a household, the intended usage and condition of each building, the size and condition of each apartment, the revenue and number of employee of each business, etc. 

Prior to the survey there had been fierce discussions regarding the extent and detail of the census, but also regarding the use and non-disclosure of the data. Similar debates would come up during later surveys. Particularly the census of 1987 is accompanied by massive protests and calls for boycott, which ultimately leads to a groundbreaking data protection judgement by the constitutional court.

A new procedure called “micro-census” is applied in the following—and most recent—census in the year 2011. Now only 10 percent of the population are interviewed, while additional data from the various administrative registries is also used.   

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