Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 493/1959 10.07.1959


01. the Saarland is also economically incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany smoking chimneys and coal mountains of the Saarland. Mining village.
(22 m) 02 Cuxhaven: fleet runs out to the fishing ship siren Cresap. Bundesernährungsminister Heinrich Lübke accompanied the fishermen at the exit on the fishery of Poseidon. Waving.
(18 m) 03 Regensburg: bust of Wilhelm X-ray in the Walhalla image Wilhelm X-ray. Equipment with which he discovered x-rays. The first X-ray image of the world. Unveiling of his bust in the Walhalla during ceremony. Busts of great Germans in the Walhalla.
(16 m) 04 Washington: visit of Frol Kozlov, Khrushchev's Deputy Frol Kozlov on arrival at the White House. Portrait of Christian Herter, Eisenhower, Kozlov. Warm handshake between Eisenhower and Kozlov.
(8 m) 5th Moscow: visit of Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia at the airfield welcomes President Woroschilow and Khrushchev Emperor Haile Selassie and wife. Children bring flowers. Drive through the city standing in an open car. People cheering. High-rise residential boxes at the side of the road.
(15 m) 06. Siberia: construction of hydropower plant column of trucks BB´s brings boulders that are being dumped into river for the construction of a barrage.
(15 m) 7th foreign schools in Paris Italian school. Polish lessons. Soviet class. Boy painting tank. School bus. Visited in an American school. Girl plays violin, flutes and trumpets. Morning music: "This week Symphony 5" by Beethoven. Children sing "Frere Jaque" in class. Little boy is asleep.
(44 m) 8th Berlin: fight for the Championship in the middleweight division: Gustav Scholz defeated Hans Werner (Butje) Wohlers points breakdown from UFA 154/9 - shorter here: battle in the Germany Hall. Shock Exchange. As a spectator Walter Gross, firing, big. Scholz is superior boxing. ZL recordings. In the 15th round, Wohlers to ground several times, but repeatedly stands up. Gustav Scholz with wreath beside the Wohlers shattered in the face.
(28 m 09) Budapest: Soccer-Hungary - Sweden 3:2 teams before the game. Awarding of flower bouquets. Game scenes, shots on goal. Latte shots, audience. Comment of the Hungarian speaker.
(28 m) 10 Hamburg: German Derby horses in the lead ring. FLASHBACK: Remembering the Derby 1924 race and spectators on the track. Man skin his neighbors a slap in the face. Winning horse is umdrängt and afraid. Paper waste in quantities. 1959: Old man with a gray cylinder. Ladies with wide hats. Start betting coup sits at the top and holds them up to the finish line. Attacking outsiders Uomo under Albert Klimscha, then WINS for stud Röttgen (4 color). Inlet in ZL. Winning horse between police horses.
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Chruschtschow, Nikita ; Eisenhower, Dwight ; Herter, Christian ; Koslow ; Lübke, Heinrich ; Menschikow, Mikhail ; Röder, Franz-Josef ; Röntgen ; Selassie, Haile ; Scholz, Gustav ; Wohlers, Butje


Washington ; Potsdam ; Cuxhaven ; Saar region ; Poland ; Bonn ; Paris ; Cologne ; USSR ; Regensburg ; Saarland ; Moskau ; Berlin ; Hamburg ; United States


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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 493/1959

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Saarland title brand: Tag-X camera: basic origin: Fingado Cuxhaven: day of deep-sea fishing camera: basic X-ray bust i. Walhalla and Roentgen apparatus i. Munich Museum camera: Hafner, Vlasdeck Kozlov when IKE origin: Metro Haile Selassie's arrival in Moscow origin: Sovkino dam in Siberia origin: Sovkino int. Home school in Paris: Pathé journal boxes: Wohlers/Scholz in Berlin camera: Pahl, Jansen football: Hungary/Sweden origin: Hungaro Deutsches Derby 1959 Hambg.-Horn camera: Stoll, Seib, Rieck, pupils of Derby before 35 years origin: purchased v. Fidelius final brand

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125th Anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Discovering X-Rays

On November 8th 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovers the rays that would be named after him. The professor of theoretical physics was investigating diluted gas and electrical discharge when he made this groundbreaking discovery. He experimented with a new type of cathode ray tube when he noticed an unknown radiation. In further testing he observes that the radiation passes through these materials depending on their density. Eventually the physicist lets his rays pass through various objects onto photographic plates—thereby producing the first X-rays. Only seven weeks later, on December 28, 1895, he hands in a paper titled “On a New Kind of Rays” for publication. He includes a picture of his wife’s hand, with her bones and wedding band clearly visible.

After initial press reports news about the professor who was able to “screen” the human body spread like wildfire. In mid-January of 1896 he had an audience with Kaiser Wilhelm II to personally present his sensational findings. Two weeks later he delivers a memorable lecture in a crowded auditorium of the Physical Medical Society of Würzburg, where the decision is made to call his discovery Röntgen rays. He himself had been using the term X-rays, which means “unknown rays”, which is still used in the English language today.   

Röntgen forgoes patenting, which also means eschewing financial advantages, so that his discovery can be put to use for humanity. It only takes a few years and the X-ray technology is utilized to diagnose and treat cancer and tuberculosis.

The Nobel Prize Committee stresses the practical importance of his work when they honour Röntgen with the very first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Röntgen also receives numerous awards and accolades in Germany, a bust of his likeness was added to the Walhalla hall of fame in Regensburg in 1959.

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