Deutschlandspiegel 235/1974 1974


01 25 years Basic Law initial Assembly: reflections of light. Rising sun. Trees, steeple, oil tanks, commercial Street. Race car. Viewers on campground. Football, ascending aircraft over trees. High-rise buildings. Hallighaus. Alpine village. Black and white: 1949: German flag. The basic law. Long pan across a crowd. Ruins of the Reichstag building. The Parliamentary Council. Swastika on the Champ de Mars is blown up. The Brandenburg Gate. Sound truck drives through the street. Writing on road SPD Ollenhauer list 6. The King's Road in Stuttgart. CDU - SPD election posters. Schmid of Carlo, starting, based on Konrad Adenauer. Swearing in of Adenauer as the first German Chancellor. Adenauer and Theodor Heuss in conversation. The Federal House. Color: Face of a rising young girl. Young man with fur collar and mustache. Girl with raincoat. Two young men in conversation. Driving record Villa Hammerschmidt. Willy Brandt and his Cabinet, next to him, Walter Ahrendt, Georg Leber, Helmut Schmidt. Gustav Heinemann with the Cabinet. Waving German flag, great. Federal Eagle. Graphic of the Länder with coat of arms with German capital Bonn on map.

02. Bonn portrait of Schwarz-rot-Goldener stand on the car. Driving record Rhine excursion steamer. Fountain in the Park of Schloss Augustenburg Brühl. Indoors of Schloss Brühl. State reception. Handshake with welcome, great lady hand with white gloves to the elbow. Officer's kiss on the hand. Rhine steamer. Woman pouring flowers in front of a small half-timbered House. Mercedes radiator driving from the front. Seconded high-rise. Modern buildings and old town. Gravestones in cemetery. Bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, great. Beethoven House. Light is reflected in Mercedes radiator. "Mirror" in the hands of a single man. Hand car handle and open door. Konrad Adenauer as well as John F. Kennedy standing in car. Heinrich Lübke welcomes Queen Elizabeth II. Leonid Breschnew Brandt is located on the airfield. Large door handle. Door opens. Chamber and members of Parliament. Balloon Government District. Model of the new Federal Chancellery. Construction site. Cityscape, total.

03. gondola various models of gondolas. CAB taxi on Rails of Demag. Test track in Hagen with moving cab taxis. Drive wheels. Station. Computer control. Ticket will be read and programmed destination. Young couple enters. Push-button cabin starts moving, cab taxis at speeds above and below the rail.

04. sculptor Rainer Kriester rotating yellow light, great. Sculptures of heads. Rainer Kriester, great. Rainer Kriester in Studio. Exhibition poster in Hamburg. People in the exhibition. Giant hand. Lifting out of parts of the human body: heads, hands, feet. Rainer Kriester at work. Big hands. Different materials. Kriester terrace House. Kriester holding hand with bare-chested in front of face.

05. Munich: World Figure Skating Championships Gerti Schnannderl runs to the Freestyle ZL. Ice skating ring, total. Pairs winner Rodnina / Zaytsev during the show run slow. Freestyle of the best freestyle skier of Toller Cranston. Canada. Advertisement at the gang: Zentis jam - gold tea fix - Jägermeister - Verpoorten - Rowenta - Conti - Sunil - Kukident - Piz Buin - Kaufhof - furniture Franz.


Persons in the Film

Adenauer, Konrad; Brandt, Willy; Breschnjew, Leonid; Elisabeth II. von England; Heinemann, Gustav; Heuss, Theodor; Kennedy, John F.; Kriester, Rainer; Leber, Georg; Lübke, Heinrich; Schmid, Carlo; Schmidt, Helmut; Cranston, Toller; Ahrens; Beethoven; Rodnina; Saizew; Schannderl, Gerti


FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; Berlin; Bonn; Braunschweig; Frankfurt; Hagen; Hamburg; Munich; Nuremberg


Bundestag; Bundesregierung; Policy; Ice skating; Sachindex Wochenschauen; Monuments; Hands; Domestic events; Flags; Football; Pedestrian; News, communications; Political events; Advertising; Reviews; Blasting; Townscapes: Germany; Technology; Deaths, funerals; Debris; Doors; Buildings; automotive engineering, automotive; Art; Kissing, kissing scenes; maps; Landscapes; People; Transport: General; Elections; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; aerial photographs; Exhibitions; Bildhauer; 01 16 mm project; Technology; 10 finding book Germany mirror


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70 Years of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (May 24, 1949)

On May 24, 1949 the Federal Republic of Germany’s Basic Law goes into effect. It had been approved by the Parliamentary Council and sanctioned by the Allies two weeks earlier. Over the course of nine months representatives of the newly reinstated parties had worked out a legal and political order for a democratic state in the “Western zone”. They deliberately avoided the term “constitution” as the preamble emphasizes the provisional character of the work, which was to be an interim arrangement until Germany would be reunited.

The fundamental rights in the first 19 articles receive special attention. They reflect the values of the Federal Republic of Germany. With the ghost of National Socialism still looming in the background these rights are meant to protect the citizens from the state with so-called “defence rights”, and to protect the individual’s sphere of freedom from infringement by public authorities. This includes human rights, such as dignity of man and freedom of expression. The following articles lay down the central principles that reflect the essence and organization of the state.

The basic law takes precedence above all other laws and can only be amended by a two-thirds majority in the Bundestag as well as in the Bundesrat. Ever since its passage there have been around 60 modifications. The most important ones came with the re-introduction of military conscription and the creation of the Federal Armed Forces in 1956, as well as the ratification of the emergency law in 1968, which was accompanied by massive protests from the extra-parliamentary opposition.

In the course of the German reunification a debate ensues about a pan-German constitution. In the end the existing basic law undergoes only minor changes and is basically just broadened to include the territory of the former German Democratic Republic.

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