01 fashion designer Wolfgang Joop Wolfgang Joop on the phone interview (in Italian). Joop sits on desk and working on designs. Joop with mannequins in fitting and fabric sample. Fashion photos. Camera lens picture filling. Joop mannequin helps fashion shoots in coat. Joop on his desk with designs for Meissen porcelain. Drawing Joop fashion with signature.
(57 m) 02 Paderborn: Nixdorf computer for the world market of glass facades of office buildings. Employees write on computers. Nixdorf computer production. Large office space with computers. Research Department of the plant. Work on the magnetic storage in protective suits. Clean room - no access. Interview with Nixdorf actuality (competition with IBM). Nixdorf at groundbreaking ceremony for new plant in Berlin.
(62 m) 03 Berlin: A walk on the island of small steamer with tourists driving on the Havel River. Two peacocks go on meadow, great. Ponies on the island. Sailing boats on the river Havel. Walkers on the island. Prussia Castle. Indoor shots. Visitors walk up the curving staircase. Painting of Queen Louise. Small temple in the park with a statue of Queen Louise. Outside view by dairy farm of small dairy with Cathedral Windows and interiors such as nave. Gothic House. Fountain, light breaks. Steamer on Lake.
(50 m) 04 Bonn: I reports on Germany - the FRG in the world press international newspapers on stand by newsstand. Press House. The French journalist Marc Leroy Beaulieu in his Office on the phone. Interview (in French). Leroy Beaulieu reported about his work in Germany production sound, big (French). Marc Leroy Beaulieu at press conference that goes beyond market before the Bonn City Hall. Workers in operation at coffee break. Giant parking lot. Leisure hobby market. Tourist travel agency. Marc Leroy Beaulieu goes through Bonn streets.
(63 m) 05. Göttingen: Georg August University lecture. Student, great. Student, great. Lecture Hall. The building of the Georg August University. Library with readers. Dictionary of the German language of the Brothers Grimm. Plaque on House commemorating the mathematician Carl Friederich was Gauss, astronomy on a new footing and the physicist Weber, who developed the first electromagnetic Telegraph (1833). Students work on computer-controlled optical mechanical plant for measuring fast chemical reactions. Experiments in medical laboratory with living heart muscle cells under a microscope. Heart surgery in hospital. Göttingen in the evening. Guest House to the old German. Students in the guest house in the conversation.
(58 m) 06 Arbeiterwohlfahrt young man puts food in small car and brings "Meals on wheels" to an old man. Emblem of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt House. Images from the history of Arbeiterwohlfahrt. Black and white photos: sewing room. Snake face public kitchen. Children holiday of the AWO. Color: train sign Berlin Stadtbahn-Westerland. Older people at the music gym. Creating a consulting Centre for foreign workers. Foreign children are cared for with German children in daycare. Leiana help. Little girl with earring, wholesale.
(40 m) 07. portrait of Michael gross Parkbad in Offenbach. Michael Gross on the starting block. Coach. Michael Gross swims Butterfly ZL, back crawl ZL. Parents big typewriter. Michael Gross from behind. Crawl swimming partly ZL. The turn of ZL.
(55 m) 08 US story: Hamburg: historic emigration office of American teacher Henry A. Smith in the classroom in a German high school. Smith visited the historic emigration office to get inquiries for his German ancestors. Entertainment production sound. Images from the time of emigration. Old emigrant lists passenger lists. With microfilm be list and names of ancestors could be found.
01 Fashion designer Joop a man is fashion. Wolfgang Joop. Hamburger designer and creator internationally vaunted creations, is the best way to take a seat in the narrow Olympus of the gods of fashion. Invitation cards he has in hand: Europe's most coveted award, the Golden spinning-wheel, and the American "Fil d 'Or", a fashion Oscar of kind of.
The highly talented artist among the fashion designers is a current example of the confidence with which German fashion revives the international competition in recent years.
Joop rushes behind no trends, he determined with them.
His fashion summer ' 85 acts challenging colours, extremely stressed to figure and infectious sensuality.
The man has established his reputation with exceptional fur collections with the Golden hand. And with skillful handling and transformation of leather.
Joop wants to spoil the women, and that is with him: wasteful in the styling and the material.
His creative work is already beyond the boundaries of fashion. Latest work of multi talent: the design of a complete Meissen porcelain services.
It promises that success if Joops handwriting is.
02. Nixdorf - German computer for the world market of electronic data processing: the offices of the insurance companies, banks and corporations belong to the locales where the battle for the future will be held. In Germany provides the computer company Nixdorf sure that the Federal Republic in the competition of the industrialized nations holds a good position: with "high technology made in Paderborn", the headquarters of Nixdorf group. As a 1 man operation 30 years ago founded Nixdorf has now 20,000 employees.
Nixdorf has specializes in medium-sized and small computer engineering and management from the beginning. Highest perfection of the devices, to customized use programs for each client: that's the recipe for success with the Nixdorf rose to the third largest computer manufacturer in Europe. The Research Department: Computer, designing new computer. The founder of the company was at the beginning of technical boffins and seller in one person. Today 1,200 mathematicians and engineers in technological Nadiger work before - with this magnetic memory, capable of storing 160 million information.
Self-confident and ambitious: Nixdorfs staff know their Boß, which should now come the time, also the world-wide market leader IBM to take on.
Question: "do you have the ambition to beat IBM?"
Answer: "Yes, I have. That is our profession. It is a pleasure, and it is also a market-based task to prove that you can be better than the greatest."
Getting better and getting bigger: this Nixdorfs slogan. When he recently laid the foundation stone for a new factory in Berlin, he was elected by the American business magazine "Fortune" the best manager in Europe.
03. Peacock Island small steamers bring the audience that the vainest among the birds obviously need every day. This island in the Berlin Havel Lake takes its name by the peacocks. An intact Idyll in the middle of the city. To understand that she is one of the most popular destinations of Berlin.
A deliberate Idyll, a Prussian King, created with artificial ruins of buildings in an artificially created ideal landscape. Here he wanted to flee from the sober daily life into higher realms: a romantic dreamer, who a few years after the French Revolution of 1789, when heads rolled in Paris, took refuge in the ancient world.
Also the successor to Friedrich Wilhelm II. used the island as a refuge. To which a temple in the Park beautiful, young deceased Queen Luiseerinnert.
The dairy farm of the small dairy industry is likely to be einzigin the world: exterior painted like a half-finished Cathedral and inside like a nave. Also authentic blends under the backdrop architecture. Thus, the facade of a real Gothic burgher's House was used in the cavalier House.
The escapism and romance of this open-air museum captures the visitor today as two hundred years ago.
04. historic emigration Office (attention! US-Sujet) the Americans Henry A. Smith is a teacher at a German high school.
Dr. Smith in Germany feel at home, has also a family historical reason. Middle of the last century left his great-grandmother from Germany in the United States. That was the only thing Smith knew about his German ancestors until that time pretty much. In a Hamburg Museum, an old ship bridge houses the historic recently emigration Office, which can help in such cases.
Sophie Saini was one of the millions of Germans who broke up in the 19th century from Hamburg in a promising new world: America. Economic and political reasons, to seek their fortune in the United States could bear the often very hard rigors of the trip. The old passenger lists are carefully guarded. It was great-grandmother stored on microfilm is now also the name of the Smith. And his Oberraschung not only the, also the his great great - grandparents.
Yes, Smith said, we have found that my great great-grandfather was a farmer from Mecklenburg.
Smith is one of many Americans who have become curious about their German ancestry and therefore turn to the Hamburg emigration Office.
05. I reported Germany the Federal Republic in the world press. They are the foreign media journalists working in Bonn, around 350 correspondents from newspapers, radio and television, which forms the image of Germany. The Frenchman Marc Leroy-Beaulieu is one of these correspondents.
Leroy-Beaulieu reports for French provincial newspapers and the television station RTL. How does he feel about his work in Germany?
"For a foreign correspondent an interesting workplace: the Federal Republic is the most important country in the European Community and is also situated on the seam between East and West." The working conditions in Bonn are good. The Federal press conference, in which politicians regularly confront the journalists is downright exemplary. If the Germans are one hundred percent Democrats, I don't know. "But I know that the rules of the game in the State and society are exemplary democratic and that everyone respects it."
Leroy-Beaulieu worked for 9 years in Bonn. What is especially noticed him as French on the Germans?
"There are three magical words in German employment: pause, Spa and holiday." "In the factory buildings and offices will be at 10:00 all 1iegengelassen: the holy hour of the coffee break beat."
"It is surprising how important has taken the word"Activities"in the German language. It is called "Leisure", "Leisure and hobby markets", by "Casual wear". Trade unions demand more money and more leisure time. "And as far as the holiday, so is probably known that the Germans in this professional world champions are."
"All this shows: the image of the industrious German, who only lives to work, is completely outdated."
Personal impressions of a foreign journalist of who himself has made about Germany some years with open views for the country and its people.
06. University of Göttingen in teaching and learning: this formula characterises the spiritual life of the city for 250 years. Of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany has one of the oldest and most respected universities of in Germany. The research library early took a leading place among the European libraries. Many foreign students and scientists to work here. The first comprehensive dictionary of the German language was written by the Brothers Grimm, who taught in the 19th century in Göttingen. The University can adorn themselves with the names of many great scientists. Thirty Nobel Laureates taught or studied here.
The mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauß, which turned the astronomy on a new basis, developed the first electromagnetic Telegraph here with the physicist Weber already in 1833. 150 years later: Students are working on a computer-controlled, optical mechanical plant for measuring fast chemical reactions.
The scientific tradition founded by Gauß is constantly being developed. A focal point is the medicine today. Here is experimenting with isolated, living heart muscle cells. The doctors of the University Hospital will benefit from once. The newly built hospital has become a center of the German cardiac already after a short time.
This old town has retained its rhythms and life in turbulent times. The students are committed to the tradition of their elite University. That connects them and strengthens their feeling of togetherness, also outside of the campus.
07. Arbeiterwohlfahrt the rolling lunch. In this way, a free meal in the House is brought old and handicapped people. An example of the activities of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt, one of the largest charitable institutions in the Federal Republic. Today, around eighty thousand volunteers who work in this Association, founded 65 years ago by the Social Democrats. At that time, after the first world war, particularly the working-class families suffered from hunger and unemployment. Sewing shops and public kitchens were at the beginning of a movement that built on the principle of mutual help. Today, other economically vulnerable population groups are maintained. So, people with low incomes at the expense of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt can make a relaxation treatment or vacation and come together in the old day care of the Association to play and dance.
In day-care helpers take care of mainly children of migrant workers and other social fringe groups. Here, played and helped on schoolwork. Today the dominant motif of Arbeiterwohlfahrt remained conscious turn to the weak groups of in society.
08th portrait of the most successful German Olympic athletes Michael Groß the Parkbad in Offenbach is sporting home. Here he trained and schwinimt sometimes records: Michael Groß, the best swimmer in the world. His coach leads inn on a long leash. The cool, confident Michael knows better how he brings himself in top shape. Its sporting successes prove him right: world records and gold medals. Two meters and one big, with an arm span of 2.27 meters. "Albatross" called him when he had the favored U.S. swimmers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles behind the Americans.
Michael is "great" in alien disciplines. He feels most comfortable as a team swimmer like here at the prelude to the German team championships. While he swam two new world records, but not officially be regarded due to the short track.
Michael's parents support him, but only, if he wants it. You are just as little success-obsessed as her son, who repeatedly stressed that he will immediately cease if swimming makes it no fun. The 20 year-old high school senior with the are intelligence quotient of 161 will be once political editor. Five Olympic medals in Los Angeles, it's not the end for Michael Groß still long. The personal ambition to explore the limits of its performance propels him. Achieved he doesn't have it yet, as he believes. The international professional criticism agrees to.