• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF WEST BERLINERS TODAY (THURSDAY) WENT TO ONE OF 16 OFFICIALS SET UP IN SCHOOLS AND SIMILAR BUILDINGS TO APPLY FOR PASSES TO ALLOW THEM TO VISIT RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF WEST BERLINERS TODAY (THURSDAY) WENT TO ONE OF 16 OFFICIALS SET UP IN SCHOOLS AND SIMILAR BUILDINGS TO APPLY FOR PASSES TO ALLOW THEM TO VISIT RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN. ALTHOUGH ANNOUNCEMENT WERE MADE THAT NO RUSH WAS NECESSARY, MANY BEGAN QUEUING AT AN EARLY HOUR. THE WAITING PEOPLE GAVE DETAILS FOR PASSES WHICH WOULD ALLOW THEM TO VISIT RELATIVES ON OCTOBER 30TH OR ON ONE DAY OVER THE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR PERIOD.

    IN THE OFFICES, APPLICATION FORMS WERE FIRST INSPECTED BY WEST BERLIN POSTAL OFFICIALS AND THEN HANDED TO THEIR EAST BERLIN COUNTERPARTS. AFTER A FORTNIGHT'S WAIT, WEST BERLINERS WILL ASKED TO COLLECT THE VALID PASSES. THREE PEOPLE WERE GIVEN IMMEDIATE PERMITS TO GO THE EASTERN SECTOR TO ATTEND FAMILY FUNERALS. VISITS IN SUCH COMPASSIONATE CASES CAN BEGIN AT ONCE.

    LAST YEAR, THERE WERE LONG WAITS OF UP TO 10 HOURS IN SEVERE WEATHER FOR THE PASSES. TODAY, THE WAITING WAS UNDER TWO HOURS, MAINLY BECAUSE THE STAFF COPING WITH THE APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN INCREASED TO 300 FROM EACH SIDE OF THE DIVIDED CITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MITJPV9QGQ3YKP89MQ2OCQC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MITJPV9QGQ3YKP89MQ2OCQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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