Deutschlandspiegel 2/1954 02.12.1954


01 Adenauer in Konrad Adenauer United States come down the gangway and is greeted by John Foster Dulles. General Ridgway shakes the hand of Adenauer. Reception at the White House when President Ike Eisenhower. Dulles friendship, trade and navigation Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States: And Adenauer at the signing. Press release. Dulles actuality: "my primary concern is to develop strong ties of friendship and peaceful course of trade between the nations. "It is that great and noble effort, which will be searved by the treaty which we have signed here today." - "but our main goal here at this contract was to develop strong ties of friendship and peaceful trade between our two countries and it is this high and noble goal, Which one is served by the today's signing of this contract." Adenauer actuality: "HRM! Mr. Secretary!" The front of us..."- the microphone provided closer to him. -"The US included..."-someone hits against the micro: loud roar. Micro is moved along. Adenauer turns smiling right: "Mr. Secretary!" - laughter of the journalists. -"I've signed friendship ahead of us, trade and navigation Treaty, is been negotiated between our two Governments in a good and constructive spirit of the in the name of the Federal Republic with special joy."
(63 m) 02 doctorate New York, St. John's Cathedral. Awarded an honorary doctorate of from Columbia University. Crowd. Entry of representatives of foreign universities and academies. Reporter. Adenauer and Queen Elizabeth deepened with doctor hats in a conversation. The Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henry Spaack. The leader of the Democratic Party of America Attley Stevensen, also wearing a hat, shakes the hand of Adenauer.
(21 m) 03 Haile Selassie Bonn: train is in the station. Emperor Haile Selassie in the compartment. Waving crowd. Theodor Heuss and Konrad Adenauer welcome Selassie on the platform. Motorcade to the Villa Hammerschmidt, where a reception will be held. Industrial plants in the Ruhr area. Selassie gets flowers, waving crowd. Metallurgical Rheinhausen: Tapping a blast furnace. Demonstrations of the Westphalian state stud of true village: dressage, of wrong-drawn carriage. Visit the model system of a monorail near Cologne. Hamburg's City Hall square. State reception in the Town Hall. Visit of the port of Hamburg: shots of different ships. Dammtor railway station: Departure to Sweden; Selassie beckons from the train window.
(69 m) 04. first snow of Zugspitze; Climb with skis. First attempts, A few falls. Quick descent of skiers.
(27 m) 5th fur fashions Studio space of artist Eric Godall. A mannequin presents fur collections, while Goodall sits on a stool and draw.
(36 m) 06 dance tournament international dance competition of amateurs in Frankfurt. Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot... The winning pair of Dr. Wolf team receives prizes. Then the Wolf Dance Foxtrot a victory lap.
(31 m) 7th Käthe Kruse Käthe Kruse, Germany's world-famous Puppenmutter, examined their grandchildren as models for their dolls. Käthe Kruse daughter forms a doll face. Bald puppet heads are painted. Kruse with mannequins. Dolls are dressed.
(38 m) 08 toy manufacturing horse on wheels, Mecki in the shop. Various toys. Fabrication of "Vest pockets limousines": body is pressed and painted. Cars by model city. Märklin railway landscape: trains run by station, mountain bridge.
(23 m) 09 Christmas preparation for mass production of gingerbread hearts and Nuremberg gingerbread. Legions of hand-painted lights. Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate. Cities decorated with festive lights.
(22 m) 10 Tobias + Sara world premiere of Paul Claudels "Tobias and Sara" at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus. Actor talk interview. Daughter: "If you love me, beloved father, you gotta understand, that my sense is to be looked at." Father: "do I do what?" Daughter: "disturb to you God in his peace, bridge the abyss between you and him, with a confidence like a man possessed, and the cry in you all of the sexes, which sent you: Lord, make me seeing!" Father: "Lord, make me looking! -I see! My son Tobias!" An Angel: "God is love! Peace be with you! Do not be afraid!"
(59 m) 11 winter images snowy mountain scenery, mountain huts. In the dark, come people in costume on a cemetery and put candles on the graves.
(22 m) 12 carolers Oberammergau: carolers with guitar, contrabass and violins moving through the village. A farmer's wife gives them baked apples and cake.
(29 m) 13 Christmas tree end decorated Christmas tree. In the midnight mass: Pastors with altar boys; Faces of praying; carved altar figures. Church Bell.
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Selassie, Haile; Kruse, Käthe; Dulles, John Foster; Adenauer, Konrad


Christmas; Spielzeug; Weißes Haus; USA; Sachindex Wochenschauen; State visit; 01 16 mm project; 10 finding book Germany mirror


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50th Anniversary of Death of Käthe Kruse († July 19, 1968)

toys. Her little creatures are quite different from the ever so popular porcelain dolls. Childlike and lifelike, they are soft and flexible and reflect the pedagogical reforms at the time.

Kruse was born in 1883 in Breslau as the illegitimate daughter of a seamstress. While staying at the artist colony on Monte Verità in Tessin, Switzerland Kruse crafts her first doll for her own children—a soft towel filled with sand and a potato for the head. The doll is a hit and in the following years she continues to make many more dolls, trying out different shapes, materials and techniques. In 1910 the Berlin department store Tietz invites Käthe Kruse and her creations to participate in the exhibit „handmade toys“. Kruse promptly receives her first large scale order. 

Only two years later she is able to open a manufacture in Bad Kösen in Saxony-Anhalt that will feed her family of nine. The self-proclaimed „female merchant“ manoeuvres her company through two world wars and the great depression—against all odds. Her success inspirers copycats. In 1919 Käthe Kruse files a lawsuit that will eventually lead to a groundbreaking verdict regarding artistic copyright in the toy industry. To save her company from expropriation through the hands of the East German authorities after the end of World War II the „dolls’ mom“ moves her production to Donauwörth in Bavaria and passes it on to her children. Today Käthe Kruse dolls are still produced in Donauwörth, partially still by hand.   

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