01 Fireworks (5 m) 02 ice floes 03 Friedland + Memorial Day (60 m) 04-Heuss choice (33 m) 5th victory column to silent March (43 m) 06. Paris to Bundestag (8 m) 7th flood (18 m) 08 Hospital (23 m) 09 Furtwängler (27 m) 10 Italian training ship (16 m) 11 visits in Germany (39 m) 12 Ottobeuren (46 m) 13 Gundi Busch (28 m) 14 fairy + football (39 m) 15 Nürburgring (22 m) 16 Prof. Heuss (34 m)
1955! -The new year was welcomed with joy, hope and many good wishes...
And the old year - 1954 - adopted.
An unusually thick and chewy ice blocked shipping in the German ports until in February.
From Russia transports arrived at the turn of the year with prisoners of war. A good start to the year 1954, so it seemed. Prominent politicians welcomed the Russia returnees in Friedland. Leading German Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer. But soon it stopped the transports with prisoners of war. The hopes of many thousands sank back into everyday life. Moms and dads had to fear now the ninth year of peace about the fate of their sons. Children still waiting for their fathers, that they hardly know.
Another event, which helped To give the Jahre_1954 his face, took place in Berlin.
For the second time since the founding of the Federal Republic, the Federal Assembly convened to elect the Federal President. The counting of the votes revealed an overwhelming majority for the former President, Prof. Theodor Heuss. The three months later who died and of the entire people deep but President of the Bundestag Dr Hermann Ehlers announced the outcome of the election.
It was not the only unusual political event that experienced Berlin 1954.
A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the four great powers found Instead of almost five years for the first time. The preparations were extensive and the salutations emphasizes friendly. Decreased with increasing duration of the Conference but the mood and the hopes were dashed. The problems of "Germany" and "Austria" were not resolved well This time and the Conference sank into the "nyet". The disappointment in both parts of Germany was Very much. The Berlin population protested in a silent March against maintaining the Division of Germany and preventing free elections in the Soviet-occupied zone. The reaction to the rigid stance of Russia but was the increasing unity of the Western world. In Paris, they found a constructive compromise solution that contains all the possibilities for a United and strong Europe for the failed European defence community. The Paris agreements are available to parliaments for ratification. In Paris and Bonn, it already passed the first readings in December.
Also, Germany was not spared from the natural disasters of 1954. Incessant rains caused a flood that flooded over 1000 square kilometres in Bavaria alone. 70000 people were left homeless. Passau was hit hardest by the cities. The loamy waters of the Inn and Danube are rolling through the streets of the city. Many people were killed. The Allied troops stationed in Germany were selflessly to support the population in their desperate fight against the floods. Adopted by State Secretary Prof. Hallstein - by the Rhein-Main airport in Frankfurt - German doctors and nurses started after Korea. You had provided to voluntarily a gift from the Federal Government, to build a hospital there.
A few weeks later was the hospital with 400 beds and an operating tent shooting in the heavily made with city Pusan. Every day, over one hundred local, weakened by years of fighting people are treated.
Last year, the Federal Republic had to receive interesting visits. The romance of old sailing ship times came alive for moments when the Italian Navy training ship "Amerigo Vespucci" appeared in a light mist of the port of Hamburg.
An emperor, a Princess and four heads of Government also visited the Federal Republic. It began with the Canadian Prime Minister, Louis Stephan St. Laurent. He took include a parade in Germany of based Canadian troops in Soest. Princess Margaret Rose was welcomed by English troops. Also, like all high score by Federal President Prof. Heuss. The Greek Prime Minister, Papagos said the Greece visit of the German Chancellor. The Prime Minister of Turkey, Adna Menderes returned the favor for the visit of the Chancellor in Turkey. The former Japanese Prime Minister Joschida met with Federal Chancellor Dr. Adenauer and State Secretary Prof. Hallstein. After all, it was his Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia guest of the Federal Republic.
High "apolitical" guest was the Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Lambaréné in Africa. Also in Germany, he is revered as the great philanthropist of our time. -Austria sent US including the Vienna Philharmonic. In the Basilica of Ottobeuren, an incomparably beautiful Baroque pilgrimage church of southern Germany, they played the 8th Symphony of Anton Bruckner in the framework of a cultural week.
The sporting events must not be forgotten in the year 1954. The 18 year-old Gundi Busch took as the first German in the history of the sport of ice skating champion. The sprinters Heinz Fütterer was elected sportsman of the year. In Japan, he ran the hundred meter stretch in world record time. In all he won 1954 two European records, two European Championships and two German Championships, two German records.
The odds were initially Very bad for Germany in the final to the World Cup. In the 12th minute, however, the Germans began. The German team played inspiring. After stormy attacks of Hungary, earning them no success, the decision fell with 2: 3 goals for Germany. -On the Nürburgring took the Argentine Fangio on Mercedes-Benz formula 1 World Championship.
The events of 1954 live on in the new year of 1955, the German President Heuss was following words: "we are entering the new year not be swarmed expectations." We know what has been achieved in the past few months thanks to the constant work will and the growing possibility of work. It is only a stage on the way to control the emergency, and to gather the forces and the attitude of the political order, which made us all remains: the reunification of a free fatherland and an agreement of the Nations, the Europe secures the peace. Is the desire may be, which should give us all at the turn of the year and will provide a."
Persons in the Film
Heuss, Theodor ; Hallstein, Walter ; Menderes, Adnan ; Schweitzer, Albert ; Papagos, Alexandros ; Fütterer, Heinz ; Busch, Gundi ; Selassie, Haile ; Adenauer, Konrad
Berlin ; Rückkehrertransporte ; Bundespräsidentenwahl ; Aussenministerkonferenz ; Fussballweltmeisterschaft 1954 ; Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Hochwasser (1954,DDR,BRD) ; State visit ; 01 16 mm project ; 10 finding book Germany mirror
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