UFA-Wochenschau 134/1959 17.02.1959


01 cameramen (5 m) 02. Zell am see: ski race behind cars - Porsche-memory race skiers of cars used on Zeller See Lake. Car racing without skier. It wins the one-armed Otto math from Innsbruck. Professor Porsche junior lays wreath to him.
(28 m) 03 Eibsee: new sports equipment ski pony skier is pulled by a small device with motor (5 HP).
(10 m) 04 Riess Lake: German Speed Skating Championships runner on the ice, short and long distance running. Runners during the run. Spectators cheer. It wins Josef Biebl / Munich.
(23 m) 05. Berlin: German Indoor Athletics Championships 70 m men: Armin Hary won in new German record time of 7.5 seconds. 70 m women: Anni Biechel / Munich WINS. 80 m hurdles women: Zenta Kopp Gastl WINS in 11.2 seconds. 800 m men: Paul Schmidt WINS after a tactically smart race.
(23 m) 06. Berlin: master school for arts and crafts the art class, sculpture class, weaving, linocut, a curved staircase, interior design, fashion with a demonstration model. Puppet theatre.
(52 m) 07. Willy Brandt in the United States ticker-tape parade in New York City. Willy Brandt standing in car between cheering people. Willy Brandt and rut register in Golden Book of the city. Washington: Willy Brandt in conversation with Eisenhower.
(28 m) 08 curtain on! Dutzow, the divided village in Northern Germany zone boundary sign. Barbed wire through the middle of the village. Watchtower in the village.
(13 m) 09. Death penalty Yes or no – tabled by the Group of the DP in the Bundestag for the reintroduction of the death penalty, Professor Adolf Süsterhenn interview: "the value of human life and thus the turpitude of the murder that carries itself with murder, the most assertive this front provided, that anyone who intentionally and unlawfully destroyed the life of his fellow men, takes it even the risk of own destruction of life by the death penalty." Oberkirchenrätin Dr. Black main interview: "I am against the death penalty. Death is permanent, and there is To give miscarriages of Justice as long as there are people wandering." Fr. Hirschmann S. j. actuality: "the Catholic moral teaching keeps the death penalty for the most serious crimes generally allowed; but it does not demand it. It is a really Christian concern, that our State will be waived. As punishment she is neither necessary as a deterrent of dubious value." Professor Carlo Schmid actuality: "Justice wants no revenge. I am opposed because I want to ask anyone, and I would like to lead no one tempted To want to be fuck to be executioners. I mean, that we should be happy in Germany, that the executioner was abolished in this country, in which on behalf of the people and of the State, so much blood has been spilt by executioners hand,." Attorney General Max Güde interview: "Many, shouting after the death penalty per se, Instead of to shudder in front of her, and who know only by their appropriateness or usefulness, but not ask for their justice, prove my no." Johannes Malitzki, spokesman for the taxi driver, quote: "question: death penalty Yes or no, is answered by the force hack commercial with an unequivocal yes." As was in the beginning of the last war a hack driver and killed, and the murderer executed Right away, it was with any assault. You see so that the criminal world included the death penalty and dares not the ultimate when it comes to his own head." The guillotine.
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Biebl, Josef ; Biechl, Anni ; Brandt, Ruth ; Brandt, Willy ; Eisenhower, Dwight ; Güde, Max ; Hirschmann ; Maletzky, Johannes ; Porsche junior ; Süsterhenn, Adolf ; Schmid, Carlo ; Schwarzhaupt, Elisabeth ; Wagner, Robert ; Hary, Arnim ; Kopp-Gastl, Zenta ; Mathé, Otto ; Schmidt, Paul


London ; Federal Republic of Germany ; Berlin ; Eibsee ; United States ; Davos ; Zell am see ; New York ; Washington


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Ice skating, art running ; Border DDR/BRD, borders ; Justice ; cameramen, cameramen ; motor sports ; Schools, training ; Ski, skiing, ski jumping ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Technology ; Art ; Works of art ; Athletics, jogging, fun run ; Puppets ; Science ; Jobs ; Technology ; transport


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Weekly Newsreel

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UFA-Wochenschau 134/1959

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Title brand cameramen origin: Archive Porsche racing on ice Zell/see camera: Hafner Eibsee. Ski-pony, new sports equipment camera: rough dtsch. Eisschnellaufmstrsch. Rissers.
Camera: Rough, strong English. Halls Leichtathlmstrsch. Blu.
Camera: Pahl, Jansen Meisterscha. f. d. Kunsthandw. Berl.
Camera: Student Willy Brandt in United States origin: Metro curtain on! (Dutzow)
Camera: Seib to the death penalty (interviews) camera: Seib, students final brand

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60 years ago Elisabeth Schwarzhaupt became the first female federal minister in Germany (November 14, 1961)

Elisabeth Schwarzhaupt’s appointment as federal minister in 1961 was a minor sensation. Not only was the CDU Member of Parliament the first woman to head a ministerial office, but her appointment was also preceded by a much-publicized action.

Contrary to Konrad Adenauer's election promises, not a single female politician had received a spot in his new cabinet. As a consequence Schwarzhaupt's female caucus colleagues staged a sit-down strike in Adenauer’s office, which finally made him relent. Since all the departments had already been allocated, a new one was created for the former senior church councillor: the Ministry of Health - "a cop-out agency to satisfy women's wishes," as the press scoffed. Schwarzhaupt now faced the mammoth task of establishing an institution that had no role model or tradition, that didn’t come with sufficient authority or resources. In addition, only a few days after taking office, the doctor of law was confronted with the thalidomide scandal, to which she responded by tightening drug regulations and expanding prescription requirements. She went on to set a decisive course in health care. For example, she introduced the oral polio vaccination, ensured that cancer screening for women became included in the compulsory benefits catalogue of statutory health insurance, and she enforced food labelling requirements. Schwarzhaupt also made environmental concerns a part of her political agenda and issued the first clean air and clean water regulation.

When the coalition broke down during her second term, Schwarzhaupt resigned from the cabinet in 1966 at the age of 65. She left the Bundestag three years later and returned to her real mission in life: marriage and family law, especially the equality of women and illegitimate children.

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