UFA-Wochenschau 121/1958 19.11.1958


01. the voice of Berlin - filmed short comments to the Chruschtschow-statement (Soviets stop US convoy in Babelsberg and hold him 8 days) Hansa district. Pedestrian. Bears in the Zoo. Survey on the Declaration of the Khrushchev interview: bear keeper at the Zoo: "Yes, we rely entirely on the three Western powers, and that is probably every Berliner." Motorists: "so, I'm nothing at all, and policy doesn't care." Construction workers: "nothing can shake us. We continue to work." Man with family and moving trucks: "you see, I have entirely different worries." Lady in the Grünewald: "I consider that a violation of the four power Pact." Market woman: "main thing, we regularly get our goods, my Lord." Waiter: "Oh, ladies and gentlemen, it is with us all not so hot eaten how to cook BB´s." Taxi driver: "well, wat unless I let me not crazy." I think that all theater." Newspaper seller: "dat was business." Police officer at zone checkpoint: "Here at the zone checkpoint three lime trees the Interzone runs perfectly normal." Airport employee: "for us the service goes on."
(52 m) 02 Paris diary rehearsing Ballet of the Marquis de Cuevas in his apartment. Marquis de Cuevas claps. Performance in the theatre. Duke Ellington plays jazz at maxim. Theatre-goers To give up guns in the dressing room. The market halls at midnight. Vagabond's sleeping on the street. Wholesale dealer. Sweeping of debris of the market.
(40 m) 03 Paris: modern heart surgery In television transmitted a heart surgery. The beating heart on the screen. Heart-lung machine works. Cut to the heart.
(16 m) 04. France: nuclear Centre Saclay attempts in the magnetic field of the new Synchrotons. President Coty visited the nuclear Centre and is the start character for the Sychroton with push of a button. Scientists in research work. Electrical flashes show chain reaction.
Cambodia (26 m) 5th: fire in Pnom Penh breakdown from NDW 460/2: clouds of smoke and flames of fire. Man tries to put out the fire on the roof of a thatched-roof House with mat. Homeless people on the run. Burning huts.
(13 m) 06. The children fire Merten, the siren will sound. Children in clothing for firemen run to the fire drill, Scooter and ride bike. Firefighters practice with the children. Delete a small Playhouse.
(21 m) 7th Holland: cooking class for men men with or without chef's hat stirring on the stove. Milk boil over. Man of the oven. Dinner in chaos kitchen full of dishes.
(18 m) 08 Hamburg: International Sabre tournament in the sport school Sachsenwald Van Baelen / Belgium, fighting against the German Sabre champion Wilfried Wöhler. Wilfried Wöhler is overall winner and receives a prize "The coat of arms of Hamburg".
(26 m) 09. Dortmund: turn international match Germany - Finland Finnish victory by a 3/4 point see NDW 460 / 9: Lothar Lohmann / Germany turns on the parallel bars. Audience clapping. Suoniemi / Finland wins a 9,70 points on the rings with the best score of the day. Philip Fürst turns on the horizontal bar. He is the most successful single Turner. Departure to ZL. Scoring 9,60. champion on the horizontal bar is Kestola / Finland with the scoring 9.65 ZL. In addition: on the rings Suoniemi / Finland. On the horizontal bar Philip Prince and Kestola / Finland. Floor exercise: Reinhold Grobortz / Germany is surpassed by Sakkari Olkkonen / Finland. On the parallel bars, Raimo Heinonen WINS with the valuation 9,60. (33 m) 10 Berlin: international football match Germany - Austria 2:2 breakdown from NDW 460/10: 90,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium. Game scenes. Goal by Helmut Rahn ZL. Screen clapping audience. Game scenes ZL. Coverage error of the defense. 1:1 by Jorath. Flags are waved. Knoll that shoots 2-1 for Austria. German attacks. Rahn is dropping in the penalty area. Scrum in front of the Austrian goal with many goal opportunities. Spectators holding up hand proposed eyes. In the 90th minute, r the 2: shoot 2. cheers.
(47 m)

Origin / Type of content


Persons in the Film

Baelen van; Coty, René; Cuevas de; Ellington, Duke; Fürst Philipp; Grobortz, Reinhold; Heinonen, Raimo; Jorath; Kestola; Knoll; Olkkonen, Sakkari; Rahn, Helmut; Suoniemi; Wöhler, Wilfried


France; Cambodia; Merten; Holland; Paris; Berlin; London; Hamburg; Dortmund


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Trade, finance; Interviews; Disasters; Children; Fencing; Fire; Fire Brigade; Football; Musical events; Political events; Sports details, fouls; Spoprt-Ehrungen; sports audience, sports spectator; sports facilities; Townscapes: Europe; Dance; Gymnastics; Medicine; veterinary medicine; Dentistry; Atom; Gastronomy; Fire brigade; Sports honors; transport


Newsreel (G)


Weekly Newsreel

Translated by Microsoft Translator


UFA-Wochenschau 121/1958

UFA-Dabei (Other title)

Country of Origin:
Federal Republic of Germany

Year of Production and/or Release

Date of Release:
Year of Production:


Title brand interviews to the Berlin crisis camera: Pahl season i. Paris: Ballet (de Cuevas) origin: Pathé journal season i. Paris: Duke Ellington origin: Pathé journal season i. Paris: Theater dressing room origin: Pathé journal season i. Paris: Les Halles origin: Pathé journal Paris: modern heart surgery origin: Pathé journal Franz. Nuclear Centre, Saclay origin: Eclair fire disaster i. Viet Nam (Pnom-Penh) origin: Gaumont kids fire in Merten/Rhien camera: Basic, fire cooking course f. husbands i. Holland origin: Polygoon int. Sabre tournament i. Sachsenwald/Hbg. camera: Seib, students are artistic gymnastics Deutschld. / Finnld. i. Dortm.
Camera: Basic, Luppa football: Deutschld. / Österr. i. Berlin camera: Basic, Pahl, Jansen final brand

Technical Data

Save all sequences:
Delete all:

The second Berlin crisis begins (November 27, 1958)

On November 10, 1958 the Soviet Premier and head of the Communist Party Nikita Khrushchev delivered a speech at the Moscow Sports Palace in which he renounced the Four Power Agreement of Berlin. His reasoning behind this move was that the Western powers’ decision to rearm the German Federal Republic—specifically with the intention to provide the West German military with nuclear arms—was in breach of the 1945 Potsdam Agreement’s demilitarization decree. In addition they abused their special privileges in Berlin to destabilize the German Democratic Republic. On November 27 France, Great Britain and the USA receive a written ultimatum to that effect. The Soviet Union demands that the Western Allies withdraw their troops from Berlin, that Berlin become a “demilitarized free city” and that a peace treaty between the two German states be signed. If these conditions were not fulfilled within the next six months the Kremlin threatened to sign a separate peace agreement with the GDR, in which it would transfer all control rights over Berlin, including all access paths, to the GDR. The USSR would rate any noncompliance as aggression and would fulfill its mutual aid commitment and defend the East German state.

The Western powers strictly object both to Khrushchev’s demands and to the peace treaty that was presented in January of 1959. When the Council of Foreign Ministers meets in Geneva in 1959 the Western Powers present their own peace plan—and their final proposal for unification—but when they cannot reach an agreement in regards to the Berlin issue negotiations are postponed. Despite a number of bi- and tri-lateral talks in the run-up of the Paris Summit a year later positive results fail to materialize. Khrushchev renews his ultimatum in the course of the American-Soviet summit in June of 1961. John F. Kennedy’s responds with his famous “three-essentials speech”, in which he corroborates the USA’s support for West Berlin. In light of the President’s remarks and the fact that the GDR was heading toward a state and economic crisis, the Soviet leadership gives into Walter Ulbricht’s request to close the sector borders, which it had originally declined. Construction of the Berlin Wall begins a few days later.

More video clips on this subject

  • UFA-Wochenschau 121/1958

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 461/1958

  • UFA-Wochenschau 123/1958

  • Deutschlandspiegel 51/1959

  • UFA-Wochenschau 137/1959

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 479/1959

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 538/1960

  • UFA-Wochenschau 200/1960

  • UFA-Wochenschau 254/1961

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 593/1961

  • UFA-Wochenschau 261/1961

  • UFA-Wochenschau 262/1961

  • UFA-Wochenschau 264/1961

  • Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 603/1961

  • UFA-Wochenschau 265/1961

  • UFA-Wochenschau 266/1961