Editing: Petra Vissing 01 50 years World War II DW archive debris images 1945 with hidden a year, Brandenburg Gate 1945 hides through Brandenburg Gate 1995 (10:00:27 10:00:46) foreign material (Südwestfunk) official commemoration ceremony in Berlin interview Roman Herzog: "a day on which a goal in the future is pushed up. After tremendous victims and under tremendous victims but just one goal in the future."
DW archives swastika is blown up, debris clearing, basic law in 1949 with hidden a year, East German onslaught (trick with Brandenburger Tor), couple Ulbricht on grandstand, trick with barbed wire, wall construction 1961: known escape through barbed wire and old woman who jumps into the Bernaustrasse from the window, weeping, Vopos, balloon Brandenburg Gate settings. Turnpike opening to the West, de Gaulle and Adenauer in Bonn, joining NATO: Adenauer and Mendès-France sign, display 1963, Kiss Adenauer and de Gaulle, genuflection Brandt in Warsaw, Mitterrand and Kohl at Verdun, Kohl and major in the WWG in Munich.
Foreign material (l Berlin) cabbage and Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate, Hannelore and Nancy applaud, quote Reagan: "Mr. Gorbatchov, open this gate!"
DW archive title overlay 1989, wall opening: Run cheering over the border, Eastern reconstruction: building make and rides on industrial sites over, young people on the road, drive past the Reichstag building, map: divided Germany, ride back on the map of Europe, borders with the Eastern bloc, European emblem shows. Kohl and Mitterrand at the family photo by the European Council in Essen in 1994. (10:03:28 10:05:02)
"Foreign material (SFB) couples Kohl and Clinton at the Brandenburg Gate (10:05:02 10:05:16) foreign material (Südwestfunk) o-ton Duke:" "only if our generation - if we Europeans can do this, then are we of worthy, what made our fathers in a sea of blood."
(10:00:27 10:05:30) 02 City Portrait Feuchtwangen Posaunenchor blows from a tower above the city, cityscapes, church outside and inside, wedding: bride and groom comes from the Church, wedding guests and folk, walkers in the countryside (on the occasion of the international day) sings pastor, tourists in the city, city tour, half-timbered Gables, mixed choir, rape fields, cycling, outdoor and indoor drive bicycle History Museum over a bridge, tandem riders, observations at a Jazz Brunch in the open air, , City pictures.
(10:05:30 10:08:21) 03. Telecommunications in new ways attention! Any foreign material! Rocket launch, space trick, archival black and white, different phones, base stations, trick satellite and information superhighway, Telekom employees on the PC, engineering students in Telecom University of applied sciences, stock exchange, Telekom logo hides about in a lineup of various corporate emblems.
(10:08:21 10:10:25) 04 Richard Crisler, an American photographer Richard Crisler, an American photographer, professional political scientists, married to a German, looking for his photos atmospheric motifs in the new Länder. Crisler goes through a forest, focused camera on his legs, holt apparatus out of the camera bag, mounted him on the stand, head large, photographed.
Actuality Crisler (Voice over): "I use the opportunities that is Americans very new for us, after East Germany to travel; because the area for us was completely blocked, we could not go behind the wall before the fall of the Berlin wall, we could see nothing. Now everything - goes (further in the off) unterschnitten with ailing tree trunks that is wonderful for me. Everything is mysterious. I am excited about the opportunity to come here."
Crisler at the Schloß Wiepersdorf in Brandenburg, statue in the Park of the Castle, outside, on camera, photographed statue and a relief, enters Castle Crisler a village church, church interior, photographed. 2 black and white photos: Angel and a vault. Ride through flowering Avenue and East German towns, talking to East Germans in an Inn. More rides through landscapes and places with voiceover (Voice over) "of course I have perceived the great changes here in the East, how things improve as colorful and everything is hopeful. People are full of confidence. I currently do not scan that though, but maybe I'm doing this in the future. The eastern part of Germany is a special place for me." Exhibition of his work in Bonn, Kunsthaus Bonn outside and inside, visitors at the opening, Crisler in conversation with a reporter.
Actuality Rosemarie Stüdemann, essayist: "he must have loved this country, otherwise it would have can not so revealed him. (Next in the off unterschnitten with photos) No, these pictures are not made for a sensationalist media-crazy world, not for a quick glance which flits at the moment over there to read only the surface of events."
Driving through an alley.
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01 50 years peace 0'30 Germany in the Jahre_1945. The second world war is to end. Europe lies in rubble and ashes. The last day of the Nazi tyranny is the first day of the new gift freedom for the Germans at the same time.
0'46 Duke: "a day on which a goal in the future is pushed up. Tremendous victims and enormous victims, but just one goal in the future."
1'00 for the Germans is the gateway to an uncertain future the year 1945.
1'09 in the Trümmem of their ruined cities of the people in the reconstruction do. Use a chance for a new start - and the Germans.
1'20 in West Germany is adopted the basic law, a democratic and constitutional State. The Federal Republic of Germany is created. A step into the community of free peoples.
1'35 beyond of the Brandenburg Gate: the Communist Party controlled by Moscow founded their own State in the Soviet occupation zone. -But the cheering marches can not deceive: not the support of the population enjoy the powers in the East. The dictatorship shows its true face.
1'58 a strip of death occurs through the middle of the country. Families are brutally torn apart; Germany is cruelly divided.
2'14 while the East is dense and insurmountable limits, will be opened in the Federal Republic the barriers.
2'23 consistently seeks the Federal Republic in a common Europe. Establishing the European Community and the accession to NATO are milestones on a road that leads over the reconciliation with the neighbors. Germany and France - once bitter enemies in the great wars, extend a hand to himself.
4'42 also with our neighbours in the East will lay the Foundation for a peaceful interaction.
2'54 with the enemies of the past follow the reconciliation ties and friendship.
3'08 the Western allies are in the Division of partner and protective powers at the same time. They have always supported the pursuit of German unity. Reagan: "Mr. Gorbatchov, open this gate!"
3'28 are Schliefilich people in the GDR, to bring the rotten system to collapse by their peaceful protest. The wall falls. In Berlin, in whole Germany, West German and East German celebrate together a spontaneous celebration. -After two dictatorships, after more than half a century Germany's freedom and democracy can be realized in the East as well.
3'56 the Association - a second new start. He represents the Germans faced the biggest challenge since the end of the second world war. Even today, in the 5th year of the unit, are still major challenges to solve. Decades-long Division and communist mismanagement must be dealt with. But in the East uphill visible, creates an advanced industrial society. 4'21 after the painful experience of genocide, freedom and dictatorship is the United Germany his whole efforts on the future of a peaceful Europe. The Germans are now open to the world and ready to stand up for democracy.
4'39 the inhumane border that nearly half a century divided Germany, had split the whole continent. Now, Germany is located in the middle of a free Europe where borders lose their meaning. It will shape its future under the umbrella of a Europe growing together and assume new responsibilities in the world.
5'03 in 50 years is created from the ruins on the side of close partner to a democratic, economically stable Germany, wants to be involved, so that other peoples in peace and freedom to live. 5'18 Duke: "only when our generation - if we Europeans can do this, then are we of worthy, what made our fathers in a sea of rubble and through streams of blood."
02. City Portrait Feuchtwangen 5'40 when it is summer in Feuchtwangen, the small town in southern Germany lives on. Its citizens are happy marriage and growth-oriented: the birth rate is higher than in many other German cities - in Feuchtwangen and most residents remain loyal to their homeland.
6'00 for die_11. 000 inhabitants of Feuchtwangen seems the world in order to be. Tradition will be upheld, and that's why tourists come. Kaiser Karl the great founded the city, as he here got lost around the year 800. In the Middle Ages was a free Imperial City at the intersection of trade routes from East to West, from North to South.
6'25 today on the picturesque half-timbered town of the so-called romantic road passes, that none of this suggests, that is also industrial town of Feuchtwangen. 6 all lures ' 50 singing clubs, walking groups, cone brothers and Scout - the lovely landscape and came to the international hiking day even in nature lovers from 1,000 km entfemten Denmark and Germany-based American.
To look 7'09 for many who were broken up, the wide trip ends at Jazz Brunch with old chestnut trees and birches.
a meeting place for generations and meeting politicians of the region, this Sunday morning as so often already their ideas for improving the world discuss the 7.
7'48 right next to the beer garden promotes the franconian town with a museum on the history of the bicycle - a place to rest for the many cyclists who come in Feuchtwangen.
8'02 in many places in Germany also the future generations will learn that one can well live romance in a high-tech industrial State with a shot.
03. Telecommunications on new routes 8'26 In the global communication network deutsche Telekom is the largest company of its kind in Europe. It at least looks back on 500 years of experience: transmission of messages, based on a nationwide infrastructure in writing, acoustically and optically, and for generations already.
8'48 the future of telecommunications is located in data highways around the globe. Images, texts and sounds in high-quality, high-speed travel via a digital infrastructure. If you have the connection to the services of Telekom, has a ramp to the information superhighway, for example for information from the medicine: in a matter of seconds from specialist to specialist in Earth's most distant operating theatres.
9'22 already today is the Telecom with over 230,000 employees is one of the largest employers in Germany. Media experts forecast that in 2000 telecommunications in Europe will have overtaken the car industry in its economic importance.
9'44 the crowds of young people in the professions of the future of telecommunications is big. In own colleges, they make their degree as graduate engineers of telecommunications.
10'03 1996 goes the Telekom as a competitive company on the stock exchange, after she are freed from the investment-inhibitory constraints of a State-owned company. The cooperation ensures you access to the growth markets of South-East Asia and North America with a U.S. partner.
04. Richard Crisler - an American photographer sees Germany approaching a strange landscape, timeless quiet motifs.
10'35 a photographer travelling in the Eastern German laender, constantly since 1990: Richard Crisler, an American. In remote places, he seeks his images that let about reality and present, feel a touch of eternity.
10'56 Crisler: "I take this opportunity, which is Americans very new for us, after East Germany to travel; before the fall of the Berlin wall, the area for us was completely blocked; We could not give behind the wall, we could see nothing...
11'13 -... now everything goes - this is wonderful for me. Everything is mysterious. I am excited about the opportunity to come here."
11'22 a wanderer between worlds. Living in Washington, D.C. and Berlin political scientist - he is married to a German - made his artistic passion to the life, since he is no longer working for the US State Department. -Wiepersdorf in Brandenburg - a castle with beautiful park - has inspired poets and artists in the last century. 11'51 for these photographers, not the documentation is crucial: Crislers photos convey emotions a hidden reality between Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg.
12'08 often are hidden details that he finds on his voyages of discovery in outlying village churches and photographed.
Seemingly familiar gets something unreal, dreamy through his point of view and the black and white of the material.
12'34 thousands of kilometres and at any time of the year the Americans by the former GDR went - with eyes open for places and situations, can remove themselves from the passage of time.
12'49 people noticed Richard Crisler in his photographs do not. The more he uses the breaks on his travels, to get into the conversation. After the long years of isolation the openness and curiosity, especially the younger generation, does not surprise him. 13'17 'naturally' - so the Americans--"have I perceived the great changes here in the East, how things verbessem, how colorful and hopefully everything will be." People are full of confidence. I currently do not scan that though, but maybe I'm doing this in the future. The eastern part of Germany is a special place for me."
13'40 in Bonn we Crisler met again - for the opening of the exhibition.
13'47 his work is very popular not only in Germany, but also in the United States. Most of the photos were published in books.
13'57 for the art-loving in Bonn are the Germany pictures of an American of particular interest.
14'11 the essayist Rosemarie Stüdemann pays tribute to the work of Crislers.
14'20 "he must have loved this country, otherwise it would have can not so revealed him. No, these pictures are not made for a sensation lüs Terme, media-crazy world, not for a quick glance which flits at the moment about to decipher only the surface of events."
14'45 of progress drives Crisler. The silent motifs are rare, but they will remain its theme.