Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 418/1958 31.01.1958


01 winter sale opens door of department store. Flow of people. Scrum. Blouses are looked at. Crowd on stands. Feet on escalator down. Women's hats are tried on. Man shakes his head precariously. Man tried on shoes in the foot inwards doesn't fit.
(29 m) 02. Karachi: Coronation of Prince Karim to the Aga Khan IV. 80,000 Ismaelis gather. Arrival of Prince Karim in the company. Karim is crowned to the Aga Kahn. Coat is put to him. The new Aga Kahn sits on throne.
(17 m) 03 Bombay: Catholic procession Catholic Indians commemorate in Church of St. Garcia. Statue of the Saint. Priest holds mass. Christian procession through the Hindu city.
(16 m) 04. China: bridge construction on the Hoang Ho high bridge to link the Western and Eastern banks of the Yellow River will be built.
(14 m) 05. London: fire in the meat Hall meat hangs in the meat market hall and is driven by men with a towel to the face on carts. Fire clouds and flames at night. Unloading operations involving 2 firefighters were killed. Parts of the building to collapse. Flame in the night.
(18 m) 06. England: the hydrogen bomb in the laboratory hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island with big mushroom. Laboratory of the Research Centre in Harwell. In experiment apparatus, temperatures are produced by power surges up to 200,000 amperes up to 5 million degrees Celsius. This means that you could convert sea water into fuel.
(23 m) 07. United States: Thor missile Thor rocket on the launch pad. Launch.
(11 m) 08 Berlin: around the Brandenburg Gate the Brandenburg Gate. The quadriga is reconstructed in workshop. 20 quintals heavy horse will kill with ropes and transported. Onslaught in East Berlin to commemorate the Communist pioneer Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxembourg. Took of the battle groups of Ulbricht and Grotewohl. Transparent: A strong DDR a bulwark against militarism and war.
(27 m) 09. Hamburg: Breakdown from UFA 79 visit from Chile / 4: liners on the Willkommenshöft on the Elbe in Hamburg retracts. People wave. Ship to the bridge. Chileans of German descent left the ship and are warmly embraced by the members and welcomes. Stroll across the City Hall square. Doves fly up. Look through the Alster arcades on the Town Hall. Snowball fight on the Jungfernstieg. Visit the publishing house Axel Springer. Pressure of the world airmail issue. Demonstration of a Chilean dance. (here without Willkommenshöft)
(47 m) 10 clever and forgetful: friend and Assistant Maria is with bicycle left at traffic light on the road. When traffic lights changed, he leaves, drives straight on, and is approached by Linkseinbieger. Policeman clever explains that he not may make a change of direction on the crossing, even if he's wrong going in the wrong direction.
(35 m) 11 Australia: tennis Pacho Gonzales defeated Lewis Hoad. Viewers. Premiums. NET and baseline game.
(25 m) 12. Garmisch: World Championship in the two houses of the winter resort. Start and race the bobs. Bob Germany I is 5 with Rösch / hammer. It win the world champion Italy, Monti / Alvera Zardini / Italy on Bob Italy II. (36 m)

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Alvera ; Gross, Walter ; Grotewohl, Otto ; Hussels, Jupp ; Khan, Karim ; Pahl, Georg ; Ulbricht, Walter ; Gonzales, Pacho ; Hammer ; Hoad, Lewis ; Monti, Eugenio ; Rösch, Max ; Zardini


England ; Hamburg ; Berlin ; China ; East Berlin ; London ; Japan ; Karachi ; Geneva ; United States ; Bombay ; Garmisch-Partenkirchen ; Australia


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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 418/1958

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Opening title: Selling off camera: Seib Coronation Aga Khan in Karachi origin: Pathé journal Catholic Festival in Bombay origin: film Division bridge over the Hoang ho origin: DEFA blaze in London origin: Pathé news hydrogen energy f. friedl. Origin purposes: Metro, Pathé news Thor missile USAF origin: Metro restoration f. Quadriga Brandenburg Gate origin: DEFA Memorial Day f. K. Liebknecht/Luxembg. in East Berlin origin: DEFA Chilean visit in Hamburg camera: Stoll, Seib "Friend and Assistant" - clever & Sch.

Professional tennis in Australia origin: Cine sound Bob World Championships in Garmisch camera: Hafner, Rau, strong end title:

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Rosa Luxemburg’s 150th Birthday (* March 5, 1871)

The revolutionary’s most famous quote is „Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently“. Many consider Rosa Luxemburg the greatest leftist politician of the 20th century—for her fundamental critique of capitalism, for vehemently fighting for a free democratic socialism and for rigorously opposing World War I.

Born into a Jewish family in the Russian-occupied part of Poland in 1871, Rosa Luxemburg attends the University of Zurich after graduating from high school in Warsaw, where she earns her doctorate in political science in 1897. She continues her political education by socializing in emigrant circles. She fights the exploitation of the working class. In 1893 she co-founds the party "Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland".


Europe's strongest social democratic movement at the time is in Germany, Rosa Luxemburg wants to be part of it and thus moves to Berlin in 1898. She writes for various German and Polish newspapers and, as a rousing speaker, quickly becomes an important spokeswoman for the left wing of the SPD.

The polyglot politician soon makes a name for herself throughout Europe with her speeches and writings. In 1913 her main work "The Accumulation of Capital" is published—its her great contribution to the debate on imperialism in the run-up to the First World War.

When the Social Democrats approve of the mobilization a year later she has an identity crisis. Together with other war-opponents from her party, she founds what would later be named the "Spartacus Group," which would join the newly founded USPD in 1917. After spending almost the entire war in jail—partly because of her plea to conscientious objection—Rosa Luxemburg is released at the beginning of the November Revolution.

She drafts the program for the revived Spartacus League, which is absorbed into the newly founded Communist Party of Germany on January 1, 1919. Only two weeks later, its two leading figures - Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht - are murdered by right-wing guerrillas following the failed Spartacus uprising.

Her body is only discovered months later, and so Rosa Luxemburg is symbolically buried in an empty coffin next to Karl Liebknecht at the Friedrichsfelde Central Cemetery. Tens of thousands take part in the funeral procession. To this day a memorial service is held in her honour in Berlin every January.

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