UFA-Dabei 614/1968 29.04.1968


01 industrial fair in Hannover this technology: meeting Hanover, image: totals of the exhibition. Totals of the exhibition grounds. Dredgers at work. Cranes. Construction vehicle passes stone increases. Loose suspension of the axles. Materials in light reflections. People on treadmill ancestor porcelain lion stands them. Porcelain on the floor next to the feet. Automatically-closing door. Man holding head between door opens Right away. Automatically-closing door and fence. Plastic furniture. Pears. Kleinstbirnen. Kleinstbirne eye, great. Candle holders. Porcelain, glasses of WMF. Member of the Board of WMF Dr. Santos is interviewed by Dr. Haese (economic). Interview: "the pent-up demand is covered, the tremendous growth of the last 10 years belong to the past. If one recognizes that, then we are must content us growth in future with 2 percent; on this basis, I think the year off to a good start. I think that September, can be expected October with a noticeable improvement over the months."
(65 m 2) England: autumn and winter fashions in youth: pop and PEP, image: girls go in single file and waving umbrellas. Girl dancing perform fashions on the catwalk. Short day dresses. Maxi look with wide-brimmed hats. Bonny and Clyde look.
(19 m) 03. Madrid: Spanish pop star Massiel (Schlager Festival winner) Massiel rises out of plane and throws to kiss hands fans. Crowds. Ride in Olddriver. Massiel surrounded on stage by fans.
(17 m) 04. Waldemar Wohlfahrt - between Demimonde and show business doing satire: am still to have that image: close-up of welfare. Waldemar Wohlfahrt take sunglasses in addition to the "King of Atlantis". Cold buffet with delicacies on plates. Headlines and photos of welfare from newspapers as the suspected murderer of Highway and womanizer. The "King of Atlantis' welfare gives the Earldom, original sound. Close-up Waldemar Wohlfahrt. His diplomatic passport, great. Handshake. Gold wrist bracelet. Welfare leaves in small boat on shore. Girls stand on the shore, hugging and kissing him. Welfare, large (relative to women, vocals). Appearance of welfare at the star Club. He sings to the current tape. He dances on the stage. Girls tear his shirt from his body. He dances with naked upper body.
(85 m) 05. Berlin: celebrations of the may breakdown from ZL 953/7 - same section. Parade of flags. Willy Brandt sitting, half-close. SPD flags. Writing peace freedom of international understanding. Rally. Transparent: The wall cannot separate us. Willy Brandt speaks interview, half close: "this time their attacks are directed against the four powers agreements on unimpeded access to Berlin. I can warn of this playing with fire just forcefully."
Microphone SFB, among the listeners of Klaus Schütz, half-close. Rally of the extra-parliamentary opposition in Berlin-Neukölln. Parade of red flags. Young people at the meeting. Tangible confrontation with people. Transparent Mao and the factory belongs to the workers. Ballad singer with a guitar singing "Dutschke assassination song". Young people with white helmets with star from East Berlin. Speakers with a beard, o-ton: "the spark of the revolutionaries from Viet Nam, Latin America and Africa to Europe jumped over. "We join the call of the Spanish workers: Venceremos - we shall overcome."
Willy Brandt speaks interview: "our experience and her impatience are needed, so that this country will be able to survive the challenge of the 1970s. Berlin will come out refined from the tests of this week and energized."
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Brandt, Willy; Haese, Jürgen; Massiel; Schütz, Klaus; Strudthoff; Wohlfahrt, Waldemar


France; Hanover; Frankfurt; Berlin; Madrid; Hamburg; England


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Honors; Hands; Domestic events; Interviews; Flags; Musical events; News, communications; Posters, fonts, banners; Advertising; Dance; Technology; Kissing, kissing scenes; Cups; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Fashion; employment; Eyes; Exhibitions; Gastronomy; Trade unions; Technology; transport


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UFA-Dabei 614/1968

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100 Years of Observing May 1st as a Holiday (May 1, 1919)

Today countries all over the world observe May First as an official holiday (“Labour Day” or “International Workers Day”). It all goes back to events that occurred in the year 1886. Dozens of people were killed in Chicago while they were peacefully striking for the reduction of their 12-hour to an 8-hour work day. During the first congress of the Second International three years later it was decided to observe May 1 as a “day of struggle” to commemorate the Chicago victims from what became known as “Haymarket Riot” or “Haymarket Massacre”. Since then it has been celebrated with rallies all over the world. 

In the aftermath of the German November Revolution of 1918 the demand for an 8-hour day is finally fulfilled and May First is declared an official holiday for the very first time. The National Socialists co-opt the holiday for their own purpose as a “National Holiday of the German People”, and in the course of crushing the trade unions they strip the holiday off its labour aspect and instead present it as an allegedly Germanic tradition to welcome spring. 

Shortly before World War II comes to an end in Germany, Soviet forced labourers and allied soldiers celebrate liberation on May first. In the meantime, Stalin has invited American, British and French officers to attend the big May Day parade in Moscow. The Allied Control Council confirms it an official holiday one year later. In the Federal Republic of Germany “Labour Day” is mostly organized by the German Federation of Trade Unions and is a mix of political rallies and cultural festivities. In the German Democratic Republic, on the other hand, the holiday is turned into a government organized compulsory event, an occasion to proclaim the increase of productivity, and until the late 1970s May first always comes with a big military parade, following the example of their Soviet role model.

Today the struggle for social and political rights has become secondary. May First has taken on the character of a “Volksfest”—a fair for the people.


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