Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 32/1950 05.09.1950


01 Passau: German Catholic day 1950 cityscape Passau. Move over people at the final rally, totally, with umbrella. Adenauer speaking, half-close. Interview: "my dear meeting! We're going against a Very much serious and Very much serious time. We believed perhaps a few years ago, that we'd had the worst is behind us. We must however be, that the world horizon has darkened again, and that we must summarize all power and all courage to survive the coming times. The President of our Catholic day spoke of peace. Please please believe, that even the Federal Government, and in particular, I, the Chancellor, as the responsible manager of the Federal Government, no greater objective knows and has no greater desire than peace."
(52 m) 2nd war in Korea soldiers at guns. Impacts. Carried wounded. Dead. Crying child sits on street, great. Bomber fleet. Bombs are falling.
(31 m) 03. Census census takers emits questionnaire on door of makeshift homes. Man sits down on the stairs and is one of his family.
(35 m) 04. Scotch-Terrier babies small Scotch Terrier in Cup, eat and play.
Kanutschke (18 m) 05 Hippo hippopotamus Kanutschke and hippo cow in the water and swim.
(19 m) 6th United States: new transport aircraft of the fuselage of the plane is dismantled to unload and rolled away. Start of transport aircraft.
(16 m) 07. New York: arrival of the passenger ship Liberté the Liberté (formerly Europe of North German Lloyd) upon arrival in New York.
(12 m) 08 Tübingen: German art Gymnastics Championships gymnast Erich Wied horse jump turns on the parallel bars. Adalbert Dan Hat turns on the pommel horse.
(14 m) 09 Oberhausen: swimming victories countries Germany - England women's springboard diving: it skip Newman / England / England and drew. Diving men's: jump it England, Haase / Germany, Geyer, Heatley / Germany. the men's 100 m crawl: swimming, turn. Winner Ditzingen / Germany.
(41 m) 10 Mönchengladbach: German roller skating Championships freestyle winner Ria Baran and Paul Falk: (34 m)

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Baran, Ria ; Adenauer, Konrad ; Borgstädt, Gerda ; Cleinow, Marcel ; Drew ; Meyer, Carl Walther ; Newman ; Dickhut, Adalbert ; Ditzinger, Werner ; Falk, Ria ; Geyer, Fritz ; Falderbaum, Albert ; Heatley ; Wied, Erich


Korea ; United States ; Hamburg ; Passau ; New York ; Mönchengladbach ; Oberhausen ; Tübingen ; Cologne


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Bombs ; Dogs ; Domestic events ; Children ; Rain ; Religious events ; Skating ; Shipping ; Swimming ; Townscapes: Germany ; Statistics ; diving ; Gymnastics ; Korea war ; Zoo, Wildlife Park ; Listener ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Dogs ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Weekly Newsreel

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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 32/1950

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Federal Republic of Germany

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Title brand Katholikentag in Passau camera: Stoll, Hafner Korea census camera: Juppe of puppies camera: Juppe Hippo wedding i. Berlin Zoo camera: Obeng air transporter Liberté gymnast camera: Engelhardt swimming: Germany England camera: Basic, Juppe roller skating Championships in Munich Gladbach camera: Basic, Juppe final brand

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70th Anniversary of the First Census in the FRG (September 13, 1950)

On September 13, 1950 the first comprehensive census of the still young Federal Republic of Germany takes place. It is part of the world census that is conducted in all member states of the United Nations, where as many countries as possible are supposed to simultaneously collect information based on uniform criteria regarding their population.

In order to determine the number of war victims, refugees, expellees and repatriates the allied forces had already conducted surveys in Germany in their respective zones of occupation after the war. In 1950 further data of the citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany are compiled, according to the law “on a census of the population, buildings, apartments, non-agricultural workplaces and small agricultural businesses”. Over a span of 5 pages and 237 questions the survey traces the number of present and absent persons in a household, the intended usage and condition of each building, the size and condition of each apartment, the revenue and number of employee of each business, etc. 

Prior to the survey there had been fierce discussions regarding the extent and detail of the census, but also regarding the use and non-disclosure of the data. Similar debates would come up during later surveys. Particularly the census of 1987 is accompanied by massive protests and calls for boycott, which ultimately leads to a groundbreaking data protection judgement by the constitutional court.

A new procedure called “micro-census” is applied in the following—and most recent—census in the year 2011. Now only 10 percent of the population are interviewed, while additional data from the various administrative registries is also used.   

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