UFA-Dabei 828/1972 06.06.1972


1st bombing of Hamburg in West Germany: salvage cars driving through the city. Police cars with blue rotating light. The Springer - Haus with damage of the Supreme. People at the Windows. Police patrols during inspections. Two policemen, great.
Frankfurt: Arrest of Andreas Baader. Bullet holes in the door. Bonded door lock. Still photographs of the arrest of Andreas Baader.
Stuttgart: Bomb scare - police car inspections. Luggage compartment of the vehicle will be searched. Passerby interviews, o-ton: "you feel sure this afternoon in Stuttgart? The police has done everything necessary in your opinion?"-"Yes."-"well, I mean, you should not take it lightly."-"absolutely, absolutely."-" not at all, why, there are idiots. "-"not necessarily. Actually means but, it is not just the one who comes to."-"what you do in your opinion with arrested gang members?"-"hang, hang on."-"if it definitely is certain that these people have committed a murder, then find I belong on the wall set."-" you should keep for A few years behind bars, until they become sane and a little older are. "-"a violent system such as a late capitalist country like the Federal Republic provoked violence on the other side."-"I would now this does not advocate, but I would say it is at least a theoretical explanation for this."-"people be so aware of the fact that one can make as a revolution. There are mentally ill, not true. Tolerable fine the mass and the mass isn't on the road because of a few idiots. That's my opinion." Usage bar in the City Hall.

02. Bonn: Ratification of the East treaties exchange of the instruments of ratification of the Moscow Treaty by State Secretary frank and Soviet Ambassador Falin. In the background standing Walter Scheel. Frank speaks interview "This contract from August 12, 1970 is a new beginning in the relationship of our two countries and peoples.": Falin talking o-ton: "a path of a quarter of a century, a path that was marked by crises and tensions, alienation and disappointment leads to the contract. It is now essentially how we can implement the existing possibilities. What energy and Which one good will from both sides used in this direction." Frank handshake, Falin, Scheel. The document of the Warsaw Treaty, sealed. The exchange of the instruments of ratification of the Warsaw Treaty by State Secretary frank and the Deputy Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Josef Czyrek. Frank - Czyrek handshake.

03. Gromyko in Bonn - dinner at the Chancellor Brandt and Gromyko Rut Brandt welcome upon arrival. Welcome by Falin and Scheel. Brandt and Gromyko in conversation, large, and together with Scheel. The three women Rut Brandt (from behind) wife Gromyko and Mrs Scheel in the conversation.

04. Berlin: Signing of the Viermächtsabkommens arrival of Gromykos in front of the Council building. The Council building. The 4 Foreign Minister at the signing. Douglas home, Andrey Gromyko, Rogers and Schuman.

05. Berlin: visitors bureaus shield office visits and travel Affairs. People are waiting outside the Office. Clearance.

06. Olympic brand stamp sheets with Olympic motifs in print. Looking at the brands through magnifying glass. Special stamps with athletes.

07. Olympic hostesses young girls at the trim you training. Hostesses go in Dirndl dresses on the Olympic site. Speaking in foreign language. Indoor swimming pool. Stages. "Goodbye" in various languages recorded interview.

08. Hamburg: throwing game Frisbee people are casting on the banks of the Alster with plastic disc frisbee and To give interviews about this sport, o-ton: "the first impression is Not bad, but that is a community game or should it be a single game, or what?" - "I've known it since March." - "Man can achieve A lot exercise as a result." - "Yes, Yes, that is perhaps even becoming popular." - "especially for the slim line." - "my dog's fun."

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Baader, Andreas ; Brandt, Rut ; Brandt, Willy ; Czyrek, Josef ; Falin, Valentin ; Thomas, Frank ; Gromyko, Andrej ; Home ; Rogers ; Scheel, Walter ; Schuman, Robert


Hamburg ; Frankfurt ; Stuttgart ; Berlin ; Bonn ; England ; Germany


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Buildings in Germany ; stamps ; DDR ; Border DDR/BRD, borders ; Hands ; Domestic events ; Interviews ; Leisure, recreation ; Olympics 1972 ; Pacts ; Police ; State visits (inside) ; Social events ; Contracts ; Assassinations ; transport


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UFA-Dabei 828/1972

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Camera: Rau, Seib, Ahsendorf contracts Bonn and Berlin: ratification East contracts camera: Luppa, Luppa, Brandes Gromyko in Bonn (eat u.b.. Chancellor) camera: Luppa Unterzeichng. 4 powers agreement, Berlin camera: Pahl visitors bureaus, Berlin camera: Pahl Olympic hostesses camera: Rau Olympic stamps camera: Pahl throwing game "Frisbee" camera: Jackson, fire at the beginning and end of total length

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50th Anniversary of the Bomb attack on Springer building (May 19, 1972)

On the afternoon of May 19, 1972, the headquarters of the Axel Springer publishing house in Hamburg is rocked by a violent detonation. Two four-kilo pipe bombs explode on two floors of the high-rise building, injuring 36 people and causing great devastation. The only reason for there being no more victims among the nearly 3,000 employees is that three other explosive devices fail to detonate. The reception desk receives warning calls shortly before the explosion, but not in time to evacuate the building.

A few days later, the Red Army Faction confessed to the attack and expresses regret about wounding workers and employees. It also demands the expropriation of the publishing house, which has been stirring up opposition to the student movement for years. The letter of confession is signed "Kommando 2. Juni" and refers to the day five years earlier when Benno Ohnesorg was shot by a policeman during a demonstration against the Iranian Shah's visit to Berlin. The day after the shooting, the "Bild" newspaper had - wrongly - blamed the protesters for the escalation of violence. A year later, Rudi Dutschke, a student who had previously been defamed as a "ringleader" and "rioter" in a veritable campaign by the Springer press, was also shot and seriously injured.

The action against the loathsome publishing house does not stand alone, however, but is part of the "May Offensive" consisting of five other explosive attacks. Two of them are directed against U.S. institutions in protest against the ongoing Vietnam War, two against German police authorities and one against Wolfgang Buddenberg, the judge in charge of investigating the RAF. The unprecedented series of attacks claimed a total of four lives - in addition to numerous injuries.

As a result, the police conduct extensive manhunts that lead to the arrest of ten founding members of the Red Army Faction within the next few weeks, including Gudrun Ensslin, Ulrike Meinhoff, Andreas Baader and Holger Meins.

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