Deutschlandspiegel 192/1970 1970

Synopsis

01. the Kieler Förde will be the venue of the Olympic sailing regattas in 1972. The international regattas of this year are already under the sign of the battles for position, which decide about the participation of the yachtsman at the Olympic Games 1972.

02. at the Spiridonov Palace in Moscow negotiating delegations of the Federal Republic and the Soviet Union headed by the Foreign Minister Scheel and Gromyko on the conclusion of a treaty, which is to put the relationship to both countries on a new basis. 205th negotiations, the agreement is initialled. The signing is completed in the Katharinensaal of Kremlin by Chancellor Brandt and Kossygin.

03. the Bayer color factories are one of the largest manufacturers of organic and inorganic products in Europe. 40 thousand employees produce 5,700 different articles in the 80 years in Leverkusen-based headquarters.

04 Leverkusen, Germany on the Rhine is a city for 7 years. The city grown from villages and towns opened a mercantile and Cultural Centre recently, which is regarded as an excellent example of modern functional urban design.

05. the Weser uplands, is an ideal holiday destination for those looking for scenic beauty and quiet holiday. In the idyllic town of Bodenwerder to the upper Weser, Freiherr von Münchhausen was born before 250 years Heronymus, "Lies Baron", whose adventurous Geschichten today be read all over the world.

06. Minidomm, is the name of an architectural Disney country that built an architect between Mülheim and Düsseldorf. High-fidelity models of German architecture from the middle ages to the present day in 1:25 scale be admired by numerous visitors of the Minidomm daily.

07. Oskar Kokoschka, reveals a tapestry showing a scene from Mozart's "magic flute" designed by the 84-jährigen painter in Hamburg. Moving words, Oskar Kokoschka thanks all those who made possible the production of this unique tapestries through generous donations.

08 in Mindelheim, a medieval town in the Allgäu is the workshop of the Munich-based tapestry manufactory. Here also the Kokoschka carpet was created on the first floor of the former Sylversterkirche. Three weavers needed for the 20-square-metre wall hanging for nearly two years. It is today the most beautiful Kokoschka works in the field of applied arts.

09. the 8 World Championship run, for racing cars of formula 1 at the Hockenheimring becomes a thrilling duel between the German Austrian Jochen Rindt Ford Lotus and the Belgian Jacky Ickx on Ferrari. Only in the penultimate lap, the decisive thrust, he can hold up in the target succeeds Jochen Rindt.

Narration

Persons in the Film

Bahr, Egon ; Brandt, Willy ; Breschnjew, Leonid ; Kokoschka, Oskar ; Scheel, Walter ; Rindt, Jochen ; Gromyko ; Kossygin ; Münchhausen von, Hyronimus

Places

Bodenwerder ; Düsseldorf ; Hamburg ; Hockenheim, Germany ; Kiel ; Leverkusen ; Mindelheim ; Minidorm ; Moskau

Topics

Stadtentwicklung ; Segelsport ; Leverkusen ; Autorennen ; Kunsthandwerk ; Bayer (Konzern) ; Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Trade, finance ; Craft ; Industry ; Children ; Pedestrian ; motor sports ; Pacts ; Political events ; Shipping ; Sailing ; Sports details, fouls ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Townscapes: Germany ; Townscapes: Europe ; Surfing ; Buildings ; parts of the body: eyes, noses, mouths, ears, beard, hands, legs ; wreath stoppages ; Art ; Transport: General ; Contracts ; Foreign policy events ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Jobs ; Memorials ; Moskau ; State visit ; 01 16 mm project ; Industrial ; Surfing ; 10 finding book Germany mirror

Type

Periodicals (G)

Genre

Monthly Newsreel

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Deutschlandspiegel 192/1970

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Federal Republic of Germany

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50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Moscow (August 12, 1970)

On August 12, 1970 Chancellor Willy Brandt, Premier Alexei Kosygin and the German and Soviet foreign secretaries sign the German-Soviet treaty. It is the first of the so-called Eastern Treaties and lays the foundation for „change through rapprochement“. The ceremonial act takes place at St. Catherine Hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace, a place with history: 31 years earlier the notorious German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact between Hitler and Stalin was signed right here.   

The central points of the Moscow Treaty take into account the lack of a formal peace treaty between Germany and its former enemy. 25 years after the end of World War II the contracting parties renounce the use of force and recognize the post-war borders, in particular the Oder-Neisse-line, aka Poland’s Western border, and the German-German border. Similarly sounding agreements are subsequently negotiated with Poland (Warsaw Treaty), the German Democratic Republic (Basic Treaty) and the Czech Republic (Prague Treaty). The Four Power Agreement on Berlin regulates the legal status of the divided city.

The Moscow Treaty commences the Ostpolitik of the Social Democrats. While it has the unanimous support of the Western Allies, domestically it is rather controversial. Critics fear the sell-out of German interests, the final loss of the former German eastern territories and that the de-facto-recognition of the GDR prevents the German unification. Proponents on the other hand argue, that it was impossible retrieve what had been lost anyway, and that a unification was only possible if a pan-European peace plan was in place. The irreconcilability of the differing viewpoints leads to a governmental crisis. When the CDU’s vote of no confidence turns out a failure the Bundestag factions decide on a compromise. The Bundestag ratifies the German-Soviet treaty as well as the Warsaw Treaty in 1972, with most of the conservative parliamentarians abstaining. Willy Brandt is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a year earlier, to recognize his reconciliatory efforts.

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