UFA-Dabei 1051/1976 14.09.1976


01 China: Mao review archive material: UFA 167, 484, 547, 661, 779, 968, 1007, NDW 790. With big letters repeatedly Mao, Mao... Photo: Chinese kids heads. Photo: Chinese population at the bier of Mao Zedong. International press about Mao's death. Archive recordings.

02. Cologne: Photokina close-ups men consider electronics cameras brand Leica. Audience in the exhibition halls. Japanese women distribute brochures. Minister of Economic Affairs Friderichs visited the fair. Rolleiflex SL 2000-camera great, close. Minolta pocket camera. Issued first slide projectors as well as modern. Labor and overhead projectors with interchangeable tops. GDR-stand. GDR cameras, close. Kodak Sofortbildkameras out transported their images with the help of an electric motor. German President Walter Scheel tried Kodak tele-Instamatic 530.

03. Berlin / Bonn: Chancellor reception for Olympic athletes and international stadium Festival sprinters go. Pole vault. Women run in the stadium. Helmut Schmidt in conversation with various athletes including Annegret Richter. German Montreal team with Chancellor Schmidt. Also Willy Daume and Willy Weyer, both side. Daume/Schmidt shaking hands. Annegret Richter in conversation with Helmut Schmidt. Annegret Richter at the stadium before the start. Start. Paul-Heinz Wellmann, close. Alexander Pusch, close. Several athletes. Relay race of men of Berliner Olympia. Stadium.

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Friderichs, Hans; Tse Tung, Mao; Scheel, Walter; Schmidt, Helmut; Weyer, Willi; Daume, Willi; Pusch, Alexander; Richter, Annegret; Wellmann, Heinz Paul


Cologne; China; Berlin; Bonn


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Children; News, communications; Reviews; sporting events; Social events; Exhibitions; transport


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Weekly Newsreel

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Mao - review of origin: archive material photokina Cologne camera: Luppa, Jürgens, Bennacef Chancellor reception for Olympic athletes and boarding school. Stadium, Berlin camera: Luppa, Pahl, Petrides at the beginning and end of total length

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Mao Zedong’s 125th Birthday (* December 26, 1893)

In the history of the 20th century Mao Zedong is remembered in a number of controversial ways—as China’s great innovator and visionary revolutionary, ruthless mass murderer and power hungry dictator, figure head of the student movement and icon of pop culture.  

The son of farmers was born on December 26, 1893. He would be politicized by the 1911 republican revolution, the May Fourth Student Movement against the Versailles Peace treaty and the writings of Marx and Lenin. In 1921 he participates in the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, three years later he moves up to the central executive committee. When a civil war breaks out after clashes with the Kuomintang, Mao organizes the struggle against the nationalist party of his opponent Chiang Kai-shek and pushes ahead with the development of a Red Army.  Over the course of the legendary “long march” that takes place in the mid-1930s he distinguishes himself as a leader of the Chinese communists. After the temporary formation of a united front against the Japanese invasion (1937-1945) the civil war ends after 22 years with the communist troops as the victor.  On October 1, 1949 the “great leader” proclaims the People’s Republic of China at the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Peking. From now on he wants to establish an encompassing communism and achieve the idea of a “new man”. His ambitious endeavour, to turn China from a backwards, agricultural society into a modern industrial state via the “great leap forward” is a catastrophic failure. Tens of millions of people die due to the hasty collectivization. In order to maintain his power position Mao initiates the „great proletarian cultural revolution“ in which he agitates millions of young people against his own party. In the wake of this “cleansing” hundreds of thousands of functionaries, artists and intellectuals are persecuted, tortured or killed, while countless of cultural assets are destroyed. The terror only comes to an end when Mao dies on September 9, 1976, its extent being downplayed for a long time. Nevertheless, the „Great Helmsman“ is still revered in China—and beyond, almost like a saint.

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