Deutschlandspiegel 431/1990 1990

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01. the Monetary Union 1-7 1990 East Berlin: people at exchange desks at banks. Old banknotes with Karl Marx portrait. Money vehicles bring DM in the GDR. Steel cabinets. The Deutsche Bundesbank in former SED building.
Survey: Young woman: "Yes, that's a nice feeling that you get something for your money, somehow an equal citizen is no longer 2nd choice."
Young man: "Good feeling, and you do get something for your money."
Young woman: "just you wait how the shops are how the offers are the prices, and a little thinking ahead must you also, everything on the head can shape you och nich. First get leave, so the first 14 days, and then, if not more quite so funny in the stomach is."
Young woman: "much is open, what you could not otherwise; travel, you can't buy back what you otherwise could not."
Policeman: "not only shopping, but also the other bells and whistles, also the social consideration. We are really optimistic."
Textile mill is privatized. Women at sewing machines.
Seamstress: "so I got there really ain't no concerns." We do our work here, sew evt. prettier, better models and have also a better sales as a result. It must be better."
Designs are drawn.
Designer: "first I would like to say that I look quite optimistic in the future, if the point of the work is now back. Actually very positive and worth mentioning are the changes that finally now the shops are full of beautiful products that we produce here even. I am proud that we here make such beautiful things now and would also attract them. The fears are actually that the work could then fall away."
Shelves full of dresses, broadcasting, food and fruit. Buyer. Metro.
(128 m) 02. demolition of the wall and the Checkpoint Charlie car queues at wall. Controls. Demolition of the wall. Pieces of the wall fall. Transition of Bernauer Straße. Crosses for wall refugees. Friedrichstraße train station. Drive drums. Tip an East German watchtower.
Checkpoint Charlie: Review 1961 sw: chatting. U.S. tank and Soviet tanks face off.
Color: The Foreign Ministers of the 4 countries of crew Shevardnadze, Hurd, Dumas, Baker at Checkpoint Charlie. Genscher. Baker speaks. Band plays Berlin air. Grenzhaus is lifted up to crane.
(85 m) 03 foreign policy aspects of German unity Berlin: 2 + 4 Conference Markus Meckel welcomes Hurd, big, Baker, big, Dumas, big, Shevardnadze. Negotiations.
Genscher actuality to the press: "I think that here that all those involved do not want, that follows the European development behind the German development becomes apparent. This means the full sovereignty of the United Germany at the time of the merger for me also."
Cameramen, group portrait of 6 Ministers. "Polish border" in Parliament and people's Chamber Helmut Kohl before the Bundestag to the Polish border interview: "the German Bundestag today together with the people's Chamber of the GDR is an unequivocal message to Poland. The border of Poland to Germany, so how it runs today, is final."
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl from the Volkskammer actuality: "Both sides declare that they are against each other no territorial claims and does not raise such in the future."
Adoption of the resolution by a large majority by manual lifting.
(63 m) 04 Sandbahnrennen in Scheeßl - semifinal World Cup start. Karl Meier, title holder, with fine tuning on his machine. Motorcycle to test. Race management checks. Karl Meier interview explains the technical characteristics of the machine. Race. Cornering. Wertungssläufe. Last race. Karl Meier WINS almost. Laurel wreath.
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Währungsunion ; Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Vereinigung DDR-BRD ; Foreign policy ; 01 16 mm project ; 10 finding book Germany mirror

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Deutschlandspiegel 431/1990

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Federal Republic of Germany

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75th Birthday of Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (* April 20, 1946)

The physician Sabine Bergmann-Pohl is the final head of state of the declining GDR.

After passing her specialist examinations and earning her doctorate, she is initially put in charge of an outpatient clinic for lung diseases and tuberculosis in Berlin-Friedrichshain when she is only 34 years old.

To avoid membership in the SED she joins the CDU, one of the GDR's bloc parties. In 1985, she is promoted to director of the East Berlin District Office for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis. Around the same time she becomes more politically involved. Two years later, she takes over the chairmanship of the "Active for Health and Social Welfare" of the Berlin district association, which also provides her with a seat on the district executive committee. During the peaceful revolution she sits on the Central Round Table as deputy for the health sector.

Not keen on giving up her profession the political newcomer is rather reluctant to run for office in the first free elections to the People's Chamber on March 18, 1990. After the surprising and overwhelming victory of the conservative Alliance for Germany, she is elected President of the People's Chamber on April 5. As the GDR's Council of State is abolished on the same day, that means she also assumes the role of head of state. In the following six months over 150 laws are passed under her leadership. In the early hours of August 23 Bergmann-Pohl announces the People's Chamber's decision on the GDR's accession to the Federal Republic. On October 2nd she commences the final session of the People's Chamber. In Kohl's cabinet Bergmann-Pohl is assigned the post of Federal Minister for Special Tasks for one year, after which she serves as Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Health. In 2002 she voluntarily resigns from the Bundestag and becomes president of the Berlin Red Cross for the next ten years. In 2012 she is appointed City Elder of Berlin and continues to hold various honorary offices to this day.

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