UFA-Wochenschau 97/1958 03.06.1958


01 Canada: State visit Heuss Heuss descends stairs. Games of the Germany song. Stepping off the front of the stand. Heuss awarded the honorary doctorate of the Laval University. Visit the Niagara falls.
(32 m) 02 France: de Gaulle came to power breakdown from NDW 436/3: people on parade with banners Vive de Gaulle and Vive la Republique. Counter protesters. Review 1945: de Gaulle as the saviour of the nation upon the arrival in Paris. President Coty asked de Gaulle with the formation of a new Government. The National Assembly confirmed de Gaulle as Prime Minister.
(39 m) 03 Friedland: homecoming German citizen from de USSR breakdown from NDW 436 / 1: fried country bell rings. Transports from the Soviet Union and the former Eastern German regions bring ethnic Germans. Registration upon arrival. Faces, great. Babies are provided. Sisters of the Red Cross with small children. Accompany Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brentano. The Niagara Falls, great.
(32 m) 04. London: cooking competition cooks in the manufacture of menus, cakes, plates and dishes. Meals are eaten. Winners will be awarded.
the "Golden dog" and the UFA film contract receives Fred Bertelmann (20 m) 5th film contract and "Golden dog" for plates millionaire Fred Bertelmann for the millionth Edition of "Der lachende Vagabund" plate. Fred Bertelmann sings.
(24 m) 6th regatta Holland - England kick-off with small cannon. Holland WINS in the Flying Dutchman class. Daring acrobatics on the sailing boats.
(21 m) 07. Hamburg: training the national team before the World Cup in Stockholm football and Sepp Herberger at harbour cruise. Training on the HSV sports ground. Shots on goal with Fritz Herkenrath. Players in the sauna. Fritz Walter in the shower. Player in the train to Großenbrode. Ferry Germany extends.
(33 m) 08. Nürburgring: Formula 1 race preparation of vehicles before the start. Tires are rolled. Flying start. Stirling Moss starts as 1 on Aston Martin. Car on the race track. Trips on Ferrari (No. 7) and Paul Frere (No. 14) on Porsche front drive count. Last year's winner of Tony Brooks ESP comes in the second round. Car turns on the car. Tony Brooks can continue. Stirling Moss (No. 1) leads and goes to the box. Jack Brabham takes over in the flying change. Hawthorne (No. 4) on Ferrari takes over the top. Masts Gregory (No. 9), the winner of the spa on Jaguar goes to the box. Tire changing. Continue. Viewers are in the grass on the track. Stirling Moss takes back the control and the pursuit of Hawthorne, who got to the box. Stirling Moss WINS. Drinking from the bottle.
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Brabham, Jack ; Brooks, Toni ; Bertelmann, Fred ; Brentano von, Heinrich ; Coty, René ; Gaulle de, Charles ; Heuss, Theodor ; Frere, Paul ; Gregory, Masten ; Hawthorn, Mike ; Herberger, Sepp ; Herkenrath, Fritz ; Moss, Stirling ; Walter, Fritz


Aachen ; Canada ; Munich ; London ; Food ; Friedland ; Salzburg ; Dießen/Ammersee ; France ; Nürburgring ; Sweden ; Hamburg ; Paris


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Bells ; Returnees, evacuees, Outlander ; Children ; filmmaking ; Football ; motor sports ; Musical events ; Medals, awards, honors ; Political events ; Reviews ; Sailing ; Sports details, fouls ; sports audience, sports spectator ; sporting events ; Military ; Competitions ; Foreign policy events ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Gastronomy ; Military ; transport


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Title brand Heuss in Canada camera: Luppa demonstrations of Gaullist counter-demonstration, Mendès France origin: Gaumont Volksdt. a. d. sovie Union i. was. Friedl.
Camera: Seib int. Restaurateurs competition i. London origin: Pathe news Fred Bertelmann, "Fröhl. Vagabond"camera: rough sailing regatta in Holland, England origin: Pathe news Vorbereitg. for soccer-Weltmsch. i. Stockh.
Camera: Seib, Stoll Nürburg ring-run camera: Basic, strong end brand

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75 Years of Transit Camp Friedland (September 20, 1945)

Friedland is known worldwide as the „gate to freedom.“ No other place in the Federal Republic of Germany is connected to refugees, expellees, displaced persons and returning soldiers like this municipality in Lower Saxony. More than four millions people have come to Germany through here.

The British military government founds the establishment in light of the massive migration after the end of World War II. Situated on the premises of the agricultural research institute of the University Goettingen that had been moved to Friedland, it was meant to collect the data of arriving people and ensure that their transfer was regulated and coordinated. The location was crucial for the selection of the site: the borders of the Soviet, British and US-American occupation zones meet here and it is on the important rail route Hannover--Kassel. 

On September 20, 1945 the reception camp begins operation. The first arrivals are mostly refugees, expellees and displaced persons from the former German territories, but also war evacuees and POW who were released from Western Allies prisons. By the end of the year 500,000 people travel through Friedland, where they receive the important registration license, which they need to apply for new papers and be allotted work, dwelling and ration cards. By the mid-1950s Friedland takes centre stage for “return of the ten-thousand”, the arrival of the last German prisoners of war from the Soviet Union. In 1950 the “Operation Link” begins with intake of ethnic German emigrants from Eastern Europe. After the fall of the iron curtain many Jewish immigrants from the former USSR come to Friedland. Then there are many international refugees who arrive at the transit camp: from the Hungarian people’s uprising in 1956, to the coup against Allende’s democratic government in Chile in 1974 or the “Boat People” from Vietnam in the late 1970s. Now many refugees are taken care of as part of the UNHCR resettlement program.  Friedland is also the reception centre for asylum seekers in Lower Saxony. There were moments during the refugee crisis when it was critically overcrowded. Last year almost 13,000 people stayed here temporarily.

Since 2016 a museum researches and presents the transit camp’s history in the building of a former train station. 

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