Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 379/1957 04.05.1957
01-1 may - labor - day interview with the Chairman of the DGB Willi Richter posters to May 1. Willi Richter, Chairman of the DGB, is sitting at the desk. Interview: "the German Trade Union Confederation has called again the reunification of Germany on this may 1 out of its social and economic demands. He recalled the great powers, that they have taken over the obligation to create all-Germany. He exhorted to strengthen their forces soon to achieve this great goal of "Germany". the Federal Government"
02. Coast radio station Norddeich radio cell radio Norddeich. Employees at the radio and telephone. Announcement of a telegram. Determining vessel location. Announcements of weather service and storm warning.
03. streiflichter of a lightning trip on the new route Zurich Tokyo.l Swissair aircraft. Passengers enter. Cinematographer new German newsreel when boarding. Propeller machine rolls on. Flight over snow mountains.
04. Vienna: Visit of the Deputy Soviet Minister Mikojan Anastas Mikoyan visited the construction site of the power plant Kaprun.
05. Mediterranean: American battleships and aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean cross the 6th American fleet on alert. Balloon.
06. Jordan: Government crisis King Hussein receives tribal leaders of his country to avert impending revolt. Aircraft flying above the clouds. Setting sun. Passengers on the plane to sleep. Rising sun. Waves. Landing in Karachi. Camel leader in road. Flight over the coast of India.
07. India: Nehru's victory after his election victory is Nehru 3. Government. Swearing in by President Prashad.
08 Bombay: Choice of the most beautiful Indian muscle men show their muscles. Winner pose. Onward flight. Bangkok airport. Cityscape. Road. Boats on the Canal. Junks with goods. Temple.
09. Beijing: State visit of Soviet President Woroschilow Voroshilov is welcomed at the airport by Mao Tse Tung. Welcoming Committee slaps. Ride through the city. Crowd cheers.
10 Beijing: Painting of a 10th child of prodigy boy draws horses. Beautiful pictures of the child. Flying over Japan. Flyby of the Fujiama. View into the crater of the volcano. Landing in Tokyo. Welcome poster. Stewardesses with flowers.
11 Tokyo: Demonstration against H-bombs attempts / cityscapes men run through the streets in wavy lines and demonstrate against H-bombs. Attempts. Transparent.
12 Tokyo: tea ceremony bow in a Japanese home of man and woman. In the kneel it is filed.
13 Japan: Shinto Temple of Nikko cherry blossom in Japan. People visit the temple. The Buddha statue of Kamakura. Flight back to Europe.
14 Hannover: Handball Germany - GDR 13:16 spectators under umbrellas. Game scenes. Large football goal goalkeeper. Goal throw for East Germany. GDR goalkeeper holds. German storm. Half-time result 11:7 for the German Democratic Republic. 3 children to see screen. Goalkeeper parades. Child with handkerchief hat. German gate litters. Player To give up the hand after the game.
15 Berlin: Boxing: Gerhard Hecht defeated Alex Buxton, England after shock change points. Spectators close to half. Referee separates. Buxton to the ground must be in the 7th round. Bubi Scholz as audience, great. Pike to the ground must be in the 9th round. Referee counts. Pike Get up and fight ungeschwächt further. Buxton repeatedly goes to the floor, gets up but again and again. Gong beat. Point victory for Pike. Both boxers in the ring.
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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 379/1957
Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)
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- Title brand: LGB Willy Richter speaks for May 1st camera: Stoll 50 years Norddeich radio camera: Seib impressions d. SWR route Zurich/Tokyo Mikoyan in Vienna origin: Austria 6 fleet "Forrestal" in the Mediterranean origin: Metro Government crisis in the country Hussein's origin: Metro Bill dung of the new Indian Government origin: Gaumont the choice of the most beautiful Indian origin: film Division Voroshilov in Beijing origin: DEFA of small horse painter origin: DEFA Demonstr. against sovie H bomb attempts origin: Metro tea ceremony in Japanese home origin: Cine journal the Buddha of Kamakura/Rükflug origin: Cine journal handball GDR/Germany Hannover camera: student, Seib, Stoll boxes Pike/Buxton Berlin camera: Pahl final brand:
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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