Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 504/1959 25.09.1959


01 Khrushchev in the United States, Aeroflot TU 114 lands. 15s presents. Stepping off the front of the stand. American and Soviet flags. Getting into cars. Eisenhower, Khrushchev and Nina Chruschtschow ride through the city. 15s marched in advance. Reception in honour of Khrushchev, Mamie Eisenhower and Nina Chruschtschow, great. Khrushchev laughing, great. Cameramen. Khrushchev speaks interview outside Press Club (everyone should live in the society, he prefers.) Visit to Hollywood. Can can dance with Shirley Mac Laine. New York: A ride through the city with eSCORTE and security officials. Demonstration with posters: God bless America, God free Ukraine - Today You Make Merry, Tomorrow You Burry, glory the Ukranian insurgent army, Russian weapons against Ukraine, police on horseback protesters pushing off. UN building. Dag Hammerskjäld Khrushchev greeted upon entering the House. UN emblem. Khrushchev on the lectern. (Total disarmament of all States within 4 years). Total New York.
(70 m) 02 Sweden: International Scout meeting international flags. Tent camp. Shield: Finland Denmark Canada Luxembourg. Camp fire. Cooking and frying over a camp fire. Swimming in the Lake. Folk dance.
(23 m) 03. Munich: Oktoberfest 9 Hula dancer before year stall. Wreaths are laid to visitors. Crowds at the Oktoberfest. Waitresses with beer mugs. Beer tent. Carousels. Meadow illuminated in the evening.
(24 m) 04. smart and forgetful: the loading bridge breakdown from UFA 165/7: Maria stands idle in the warehouse and clean his nails. Clever comes and ordered 3 bags of lime. Dish sets bags to cart and puts a Board over clearance of bearings to Pense. Loading bridge want to get clever. Maria drives with cart on Board that breaks and falls down. Dish comes with calcified face upwards, guiltily.
(33 m) 05. Frankfurt: international motor show visitors in Hall. Cadillac to date. Mercedes type 770 se. man at the wheel, padded fittings and steering wheel. Flashing headlights. Woman strapping on himself. Soviet small arms Volga us Moskvich. Indoor shots. Spare parts kit with plate: spare parts are supplied free: VW Beetle with new door handle, safety steering wheel, direction indicator, which automatically reset. Small cars: Morris 850 with spring-loaded rear-view mirror. Look under the hood. Sport Prince. DKW Arabella, DKW junior Rotary stand BMW 700 (50 m) 06. bad Segeberg: 1 German riding Championship finals: four train driving skill. Rückwärtsrichten. Franz Lage WINS.
(33 m) 07. Cologne: Athletics international match Germany - Poland assigned to teams in the Müngersdorfer Stadium. Viewers filling picture. Javelin: Sampson, Poland, winning with 81.76 m discus throw: Piatkowski, Poland, WINS with 56.31 m 100 m race: kick-off, start, run. Manfred Germar wins 10.4 Foik, Poland and Gamper. Close-up. 110 m hurdles: start and run, partly ZL. Martin Lauer WINS significantly in 13.6. Long jump: Manfred Steinbach jump 7.75 m and WINS. Pole vault: Klaus Lehnertz jumps of 4.40 m and WINS. 4 x 100 m relay: run's Lauer / g / grinding village / Germar. Start and run. New year best time is achieved with 39.8. Clapping. 800 m race: Paul Schmidt first rear, runs Lewandowski overtaken in the HomeStretch and improves the existing 20 years German record by Rudolf Harbig with 1 minute 4.46. Paul Schmidt, great.
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Persons in the Film

Chruschtschow, Nikita; Chruschtschowa, Nina; Hammarskjöld, Dag; Stücklen, Richard; Germar, Manfred; Gamper, Peter; Lage, Franz; Lauer, Martin; Lehnertz, Klaus; Mahlendorf; Piatkowsky; Sidlo, Januß; Steinbach von, Manfred; Urselmann, Wiltrud


Frankfurt; Sweden; Hamburg; United States; Munich; Bad Segeberg; Cologne


Sachindex Wochenschauen; child care, education problems; Education, youth; Driving; Scout; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside); Accidents; accident prevention; Athletics, jogging, fun run; festivals; Exhibitions; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Weekly Newsreel

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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 504/1959

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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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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