UFA-Wochenschau 179/1959 29.12.1959


Artwork to look through a whole year and still A lot more - to see born - ordered to look. Fashion show. Modern artists. Mobile. Dog climb head. Stork's nest. People raise their glasses. Wedding Prince Albert of Belgium and Princess Paola. Wedding of the Japanese Crown Prince Akihito. Wedding on the high wire. Sign on door no. schlafzone: chimpanzee baby drinking from bottle. Atom - protective clothing. Beauty mask. Monkey laust human hair. Model head stylist takes shape. Big eaters. Thicker is massaged. Beauty massage. Man sits in front of waterfall and can spray up. Young woman lies on the beach. Newspaper headline: Heat topic no. 1 crevasses broken up. Grapes. Dress up soldiers with large hat. Carnival with effervescent fire dragon. Carnival wagon with bosom Lady Bonn-Berlin. Pamplona bulls. Car traffic. Baby swing. Sword dance, Castro speech, Negro dance, police and protesters fighting. Aries-head collisions. Cock fight. Boxing Scholz - Müller: Artist with dog. Space image. Teeth rattling. Women high jump. Woman jumps into water in Rod jumping. Rock n ´ ´ roll. Racing car overturns. Carousel ride. Air cushion glider, shot putter and discus thrower. Peter Kraus movements while singing: O: "This is the rhythm of our time". Fans. Presented flowers.
(79 m) 01. The old and the new Federal President Theodor Heuss Bobble with Heinrich Lübke with SAH cap on ship. Heuss on vacation while painting the Acropolis. Heuss is connected Sheriff star. Heuss awarded honorary doctorate. Hat sucker drops him in the face. Heuss and Elizabeth II Heuss to the 80th birthday of Otto Hahn interview: "... where I Otto Hahn almost a kiss would have been. This was not just a place where older men meet in unexpected intimacies in 1950 in Cologne after Weizsaecker lecture in a hotel lobby, as you understand. Hahn-confessed: I'm only upper secondary school... But the fatherland can not enough get such men as you, dear valve in upper secondary school of these educational institutions." Heuss kisses cock: Heuss' farewell speech to the German athletes interview: "when I became President, my wife, who was a wise woman, told me: you will have to fight a bitter battle against the just in the year 48/49 found hit"the Theodor stands in the soccer goal"." I told her: love Elly, don't worry, so I'm ready. The others have then unfortunately meant he stand in the Federal goal - so well, I got maybe also in the German goal. I've been though but at least a reasonably skilled gatekeepers to some not trained in those 10 years." Bundestag. The MEPs rise. Eugen Gerstenmaier actuality: "Theodor Heuss is to the fatherland earned made." His successor, Dr. Heinrich Lübke
(72 m) 02. The war of nerves to Berlin watchtower. Barbed wire. The Brandenburg Gate. Stalin Allee. Khrushchev in East Berlin actuality (translator): "in Berlin an order must be created that meets the requirements of peace, the peace efforts of the Berliners and Berlin. Dear comrades, we have presented our proposals. We wait for the response." Willy Brandt in rally o-ton: "the day will come when the Brandenburg Gate No more lies on the border. Open the door! Puts an end to the unnatural division!" Memorial Church. Traffic COP controls the traffic. Pedestrian. Cars. Warning leave Hansa district, border sign West Berlin now. Zone boundary by water flow. Debris. Workers defense troops during exercise. Reichstag. Fashion doll in a shop window. Monument for workers. Eastern buildings. Move beyond measure. Ernst Reuter interview: "You peoples of the world, are you looking at peoples in America, in England, in France, on this city and recognizes that you may not disclose this city and this people, can not disclose." Sundial in Geneva. Conference of Foreign Ministers. East troops parading. Visit Nixon in Moscow. Embrace Khrushchev with Ulbricht, with Grotewohl, with Gomułka, kisses... Kisses... Kisses. Khrushchev goes up with bouquet aircraft stairs.
(89 m) 3rd visit Khrushchev in the United States talks Khrushchev with Eisenhower. Khrushchev in agriculture exhibition, in Hollywood. Protesters against the visit with posters.
(20 m) 04 peace travel Eisenhower Eisenhower in Rome, Vatican, Pakistan, India. Jubilation.
(26 m) 05. The Red expansion in Asia refugees from Tibet. Escape of the Dalai Lama. Laos: Communist attacks. Fighting on the border. India: Demonstration against invaders from Red China. China: Mao Tse Tung decreases parade. Chinese people in Beijing. Children. Beijing cityscape. Building. Mass work and production. Children in school. Soldiers.
(55 m) 06. The push to the stars slums. Crying children. Space monkey in training. NASA. Missile launch. Outer space dog. Zero-gravity experiments with people. People faces, big, serious and concerned. Two old people going on the road. "The moon has risen, the golden stars shine gloriously in the sky, bright and clear. The forest is black and silent, and from the meadows of white mist rises beautifully." Moon sky space pilot, rocket. Cape Canaveral. Rocket launchings. Mushroom cloud, air wing. "How is the world to silence and at dusk so quietly and so hold, we weave silence air threads and are looking for many arts and progress from the target." The Berlin choir singing: "give us a break God with penalties and let us sleep and our sick neighbour also."
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Nikita Khrushchev’s 125th Birthday (* April 17, 1894)

The First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-1964) and Premier of the USSR (1958-1964) is remembered mostly for his impulsive performances. His outburst of rage in front of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1960—when he supposedly bangs his shoe on the desk—is legendary. But Nikita Khrushchev is more than just the uncouth and bovine country bumpkin as which he is so often portrayed. Underestimated by many the metal fitter has a successful and seemingly silent rise up the party ranks. He is one of the few functionaries who survive all of Stalin’s purging campaigns. Three year’s after Stalin’s death Khrushchev instigates the de-Stalinization with his “secret speech” and introduces a period of domestic political détente—the so-called “Khrushchev thaw”. He releases a large number of inmates from the gulags and initiates an unprecedented number of economic, social, educational and cultural reforms.      

For his foreign policy he applies the principle „peaceful co-existence“ in dealing with the west. Eager to win the competition between the systems in the scientific, technological and most of all economic realm, his mantra is „catch-up and overtake“. In order to break the ice with the enemy he and Richard Nixon meet up in July of 1959 and engage in the so-called „kitchen-debate“ about the advantages and disadvantages of communism and capitalism. A few months later he accepts an invitation by Eisenhower and is the first Soviet Premier to visit the USA.

At the same time Khrushchev wants to demonstrate the USSR’s claim of leadership of the “socialist world” and shift the world’s balance of power in its favour. In regards to the “German question” it’s his ultimatum in 1958 that provokes the Second Berlin Crisis. Three years later he agrees to the building of the Berlin Wall.  In the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis the Soviet Union and the USA are on the brink of a nuclear war. Khrushchev is ousted in 1964 and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev, as some of his ambitious policies don’t yield the expected success—such as consumer goods production, the reorganization of agriculture or the development of unchartered territory in middle Asia—and many comrades fear that the radical restructuring of the party might result in their loss of power. Khrushchev spends the remainder of his life on his dacha near Moscow until his death in 1971.

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