UFA-Dabei 834/1972 18.07.1972


01 Belfast. Unrest in Northern Ireland (Orange day) Irish Protestants at annual parade uniforms with brass band. British soldiers. Debris and fires after bombings.

02. Viet Nam: the Viet Cong drive combat vehicles advance through jungle terrain. Vietcong carry loads. Cyclists. Anti-aircraft gun.

03. Friedland. Welcomes 30,000 evacuees from Poland resettlers from Poland rising Minister Franke with luggage from the train. Minister Franke goes through bearing Friedland. Evacuees in dining room. Franke congratulates with bouquet. 30,000 evacuees from Poland.

04. Berlin: Choice of the world teen Princess 72 girl pop group singing. Girl in evening dress on the catwalk. Applicants in Munich when running test. Champion Blanca Nikolny from West Germany receives a kiss from Joachim Fuchsberger and Roberto Blanco. Blanca Nikolny when the hair is washed. Girls under hood. Girls in national costumes in performance test. Choice of American as world teenage Princess.

05. fashion Manager man and girl are on ceiling. Man introduces Manager clothing. Light suit. Street suit. Combination travel clothing. Double breasted. Demonstration on beach, in the water, on the road. Girl with phone. Telephone floats on water. Man and girl go in swimsuit before many phones.

06th Glyfada: Motocross World Championship Glyfada, total, insertion of motorcycle chain, part recording motorcycle. Motorcycle rider wears boots, great. Fitting of helmet. Putting on gloves. Riders to start. Spectator puts sunglasses on, screen-filling. Start. Motorcyclists in cloud of dust when driving through the grounds, spectators take refuge behind barrier. ZL jumps on motorcycles. Winners de Costa / Belgium, starting with Cup.

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Blanco, Roberto ; Franke, Egon ; Fuchsberger, Joachim ; Nikolny, Blanca ; Corte de, Roger


Camp Friedland ; Denmark ; Berlin ; South Vietnam ; Glyfada ; Munich ; Friedland


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Returnees, evacuees, Outlander ; Refugees ; motor sports ; Postal, postal services ; beauty pageants ; Sports details, fouls ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Distributed ; Currency ; Fashion ; Sports honors ; transport


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UFA-Dabei 834/1972

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75 Years of Transit Camp Friedland (September 20, 1945)

Friedland is known worldwide as the „gate to freedom.“ No other place in the Federal Republic of Germany is connected to refugees, expellees, displaced persons and returning soldiers like this municipality in Lower Saxony. More than four millions people have come to Germany through here.

The British military government founds the establishment in light of the massive migration after the end of World War II. Situated on the premises of the agricultural research institute of the University Goettingen that had been moved to Friedland, it was meant to collect the data of arriving people and ensure that their transfer was regulated and coordinated. The location was crucial for the selection of the site: the borders of the Soviet, British and US-American occupation zones meet here and it is on the important rail route Hannover--Kassel. 

On September 20, 1945 the reception camp begins operation. The first arrivals are mostly refugees, expellees and displaced persons from the former German territories, but also war evacuees and POW who were released from Western Allies prisons. By the end of the year 500,000 people travel through Friedland, where they receive the important registration license, which they need to apply for new papers and be allotted work, dwelling and ration cards. By the mid-1950s Friedland takes centre stage for “return of the ten-thousand”, the arrival of the last German prisoners of war from the Soviet Union. In 1950 the “Operation Link” begins with intake of ethnic German emigrants from Eastern Europe. After the fall of the iron curtain many Jewish immigrants from the former USSR come to Friedland. Then there are many international refugees who arrive at the transit camp: from the Hungarian people’s uprising in 1956, to the coup against Allende’s democratic government in Chile in 1974 or the “Boat People” from Vietnam in the late 1970s. Now many refugees are taken care of as part of the UNHCR resettlement program.  Friedland is also the reception centre for asylum seekers in Lower Saxony. There were moments during the refugee crisis when it was critically overcrowded. Last year almost 13,000 people stayed here temporarily.

Since 2016 a museum researches and presents the transit camp’s history in the building of a former train station. 

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