Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 475/1959 06.03.1959


1st Moscow: Visit of Harold McMillan Chruschtschow in addition to McMillan. Inspection of nuclear power plant in Dubna. Khrushchev holds election speech (production sound). Reached no agreement on Germany.
(16 m 2) Leipzig: spring fair visitors. Special attraction of Western car stalls Mercedes, Renault.
(16 m) 03 Switzerland: refugee camp humble shacks and tents. Refugees in a confined space. Odd Nansen in Bern called for help. Actuality: "this chapter belongs to our culture to the darkest of humankind, to the shame and humiliation."
(14 m) 04 sail training ship Gorch Fock the sail training ship of the German Navy with cadets. Review before big ride. The deck is placed under water. Radar device, motor for emergencies. Distress equipment. Inflatable island will become overboard. Ship in the evening light. Cadets in the shrouds to the sails. Exit. Water under the pier.
(79 m) 05. Hamburg: election of Miss Hamburg performance of applicants. Selection. In a bathing suit on the catwalk. Winner is Annegret Reimers.
(27 m) 06 return from Africa of Algiers-Cape Town Rally racing driver Karl Kling Karl Kling is welcomed with flowers.
(8 m) 7th Johannesburg: newspaper: the time Johannesburg's cityscape. Card game on the road. Plane brings newspaper Matern. Printer prints: the time.
(29 m) 08 Belgian Congo: traditional wrestling matches of the natives wrestle.
(19 m) 9-Munich: freestyle wrestling Germany - Bulgaria 0.5: 7.5 flyweight: Wassilev / Bulgaria, triumphs over Trouvain / Germany. Large audience. Heavyweight: Dietrich and Mohamed separate draw. Dietrich WINS only half a point for Germany.
(28 m) 10 Oldenburg: Germany - Ireland 14:6 Amateur Boxing light Middleweight: Ulrich Kienast triumphs over Sweeney points. Light heavyweight: Willy Kopischke wins out over pad Ferris is taken in the first round of the fight. Superior fight. Ferris needs to ground and can No more resist.
(27 m) 11. United States: Figure skating World Championships: men's Kürlauf of world champion Dave Jenkins (24 m)

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Admedov; Chruschtschow, Nikita; McMillan, Harold; Mikojan, Anastas; Nansen, Odd; Reimer, Annegret; Dietrich, Wilfried; Ferris, Pad; Jenkins, Dave; Kienast, Ulrich; Kling, Karl; Kopischke, Willy; Sveeney; Trouvain; Wassilev


USSR; Leipzig; Of the Congo; London; Switzerland; Stuttgart; Johannesburg; Australia; Hamburg; Berlin; United States; Munich


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Boxes; Ice skating, art running; Industrial events; Erdsateliten; Escape; Refugees; News, communications; Rings; Shipping; Ships; beauty pageants; Schools, training; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside); Cities; automotive engineering, automotive; Technology, industry; festivals; Welfare, aid agencies, care; Jobs; nuclear science; Exhibitions; Entertainment, festivals; Gastronomy; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Weekly Newsreel

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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 475/1959

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Title brand Macmillan in Russia origin: DEFA, DEFA spring fair in Leipzig origin: DEFA refugee camps typically Switzerland (odd Nansen) origin: Cine journal sail training ship "Gorch Fock" camera: GA election "Miss Hamburg" camera: student, Seib return k Kling (Rennf.) from Africa camera: strong newspaper "Die Zeit" Johbg./S.Af.
Camera: green builders, green builders Negro rings Prien Congo origin: Eclair wrestling Dtld. / Bulgaria i. Munich camera: Rau boxes Dtld. / Ireland i. Oldenburg camera: Stoll, basic Eiskunstlf.-Weltmstsch. Men's singles in United States origin: Metro final brand

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Nikita Khrushchev’s 125th Birthday (* April 17, 1894)

The First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-1964) and Premier of the USSR (1958-1964) is remembered mostly for his impulsive performances. His outburst of rage in front of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1960—when he supposedly bangs his shoe on the desk—is legendary. But Nikita Khrushchev is more than just the uncouth and bovine country bumpkin as which he is so often portrayed. Underestimated by many the metal fitter has a successful and seemingly silent rise up the party ranks. He is one of the few functionaries who survive all of Stalin’s purging campaigns. Three year’s after Stalin’s death Khrushchev instigates the de-Stalinization with his “secret speech” and introduces a period of domestic political détente—the so-called “Khrushchev thaw”. He releases a large number of inmates from the gulags and initiates an unprecedented number of economic, social, educational and cultural reforms.      

For his foreign policy he applies the principle „peaceful co-existence“ in dealing with the west. Eager to win the competition between the systems in the scientific, technological and most of all economic realm, his mantra is „catch-up and overtake“. In order to break the ice with the enemy he and Richard Nixon meet up in July of 1959 and engage in the so-called „kitchen-debate“ about the advantages and disadvantages of communism and capitalism. A few months later he accepts an invitation by Eisenhower and is the first Soviet Premier to visit the USA.

At the same time Khrushchev wants to demonstrate the USSR’s claim of leadership of the “socialist world” and shift the world’s balance of power in its favour. In regards to the “German question” it’s his ultimatum in 1958 that provokes the Second Berlin Crisis. Three years later he agrees to the building of the Berlin Wall.  In the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis the Soviet Union and the USA are on the brink of a nuclear war. Khrushchev is ousted in 1964 and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev, as some of his ambitious policies don’t yield the expected success—such as consumer goods production, the reorganization of agriculture or the development of unchartered territory in middle Asia—and many comrades fear that the radical restructuring of the party might result in their loss of power. Khrushchev spends the remainder of his life on his dacha near Moscow until his death in 1971.

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