Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 577/1961 24.02.1961


01 of the Congo. Looking back on the life of the controversial politician Patrice Lumumba. L. come down the gangway of a plane in Brussels, is welcomed enthusiastically, waving a bouquet of flowers. -Hand, shaking some people sitting between two tables, unrest in the Congo, L. as a prisoner, Tshombe at press conference. -Archive. -Egypt. The three children of Patrice Lumumba with children Nasser during a visit of the pyramids.

02. Paris. Federal Chancellor Adenauer President de Gaulle and the NATO Hauptquartiert. EEC Conference, long shot of the round table. De Gaulle between Debré and Couve de Murville sitting, Adenauer in addition to v. Brentano, half from behind, watch big, Adenauer to de Gaulle on the stairs standing. Entrance to "Shape" waving flag Adenauer besides Norstad immediately, Finland, Adenauer welcomes Allied generals including Speidel, Adenauer and Norstadt, big, A. goodbye Adenauer by N., great.

03. New York. A city sinking into the snow. Completely snow-covered town, traffic is paralyzed, fire when using Icicle liked hoses.

04. Heiligenhafen. House construction under a nylon tent. Tent is laid out, fan push warm air in the tent, the tent is slowly, water hoses complete it on the sides, the completed tent, build a house under the tent.

05. Italy. A beautiful school in the wrong place young teacher ringing their school children in the classroom approach, stands together with some children, and considered the new school.

06. Cologne, Mainz and Munich. Rosenmontagszüge. Dancing in the street, "Conni vision", the miracle children's pictures in Cologne Ollenhauer Checkin' the train man sitting in the window, kissing his toes, Erhard with giant cigar modeled after.

07. dog primer. The Boxer. Woman feeding a young Boxer, the mother licks her boy, two Boxer standing side by side, Boxer plays with a small child, police dog, Boxer besides bag sitting on the street, barking at the thief, trying to steal the bag of.

08th Berlin. Football. West Germany defeated Berlin at the Olympic Stadium 4:2 gameplay see narration. Lemmer puts on glasses among the spectators Herberger. Reason on the camera.

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Adenauer, Konrad ; Debré ; Gaulle de, Charles ; Grund ; Lemmer, Ernst ; Lumumba ; Murville de, Maurice Couve ; Norstad, Lauris ; Speidel ; Herberger, Sepp


Heiligenhafen ; Italy ; Egypt ; Paris ; New York ; Rhöndorf ; Cologne ; Mainz ; Munich ; Of the Congo ; Berlin


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Dogs ; cameramen, cameramen ; Carnival ; Disasters ; Europe, EDC, EEC ; Carnival ; fire protection ; Fire Brigade ; Football ; natural disasters ; Reviews ; Schools, training ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Technology ; Buildings ; Curiosities ; winter pictures ; Economy ; Science ; NATO ; Jobs ; Fire brigade ; Dogs ; Technology ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 577/1961

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Start point 7 m review of Lumumba origin: Belgavox, Metro, Misr, archive Adenauer in Paris with de Gaulle in the NATO Headquarters origin: Eclair snow in New York origin: Metro construction under nylon tent camera: Rieck, fire; Home school: iNcom Monday in Munich camera: Hafner Monday in Mainz camera: strong Monday in Cologne camera: reason, ice man Boxer dogs camera: Pahl soccer. West Dtld.: Berlin camera: Jackson, Pahl, reason, Zakariah end brand 3.1 m

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Congo Celebrates 60 Years of Independence (June 30, 1960)

On June 30, 1960 the Republic of the Congo officially gains independence. King Badouin I of Belgium travels all the way to the capital Léopoldville (today Kinshasa) to attend he ceremony. 

In his speech he praises the great merits of his great-grandfather King Leopold II, how he modernized and liberated resource rich Congo Free State, which had been in his private property since 1885. In reality though, the monarch had led one of the most exploitative and most brutal colonial regimes, which would go down in history as the atrocities in the Congo Free State. More than 10 million Congolese lost their lives—about half of the population at the time. 

When the circumstances of this private colony became public in the early 20th century, an unprecedented wave of outrage ensued. King Leopold II felt compelled to annex his African property to the Belgian state in 1908, which did not really result in an improvement of conditions for the indigenous population.

On the day of independence the newly elected Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba responds to the Belgian King’s words with a flaming indictment of the atrocities committed during the 75 years of colonial rue. His unscheduled speech is considered an impudent insult, particularly in Belgium. The USA sense communist tendencies in what they deem an insufficient show of humility. Lumumba’s political goals contradict the interests of the western powers—his objective is Congo’s real emancipation, particularly through the nationalization of its strong mining industry and plantations. Fearing a loss of influence Belgium and the USA decide to destabilize the country and get rid of Lumumba. They band together with the chief of staff of the Congolese Army, Joseph Désiré Mobuto. With the help of the Belgian secret service and the CIA Mobuto drives his long-time companion out of office in September. In January of 1961 Lumumba is murdered, also with the involvement of the Belgians. In other words, Congo’s brief democratic development is over. Generously financed by the USA Mobuto takes power by military coup in 1965, where he remains for three decades. His rule is a continuation of the style of the old colonial powers. The consequences that last until today are catastrophic—not just for the Congo but for all of Africa.

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