• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 1,500 EAST GERMAN REFUGEES REACHED WEST BERLIN ON AUG 11. BRITISH TROOPS PROVIDED?

  • Description

    MORE THAN 1,500 EAST GERMAN REFUGEES REACHED WEST BERLIN ON AUG 11. BRITISH TROOPS PROVIDED EIGHT TENTS AS SUN SHELTERS FOR QUEUES OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN AWAITING REGISTRATION AT MARIENFELDE RECEPTION CENTRE.

    ASKED IN AN INTERVIEW ABOUT THE MAIN REASON FOR HIS FLIGHT, ONE REFUGEE SAID (ENGLISH SOF) HE HAD LEFT HIS JOB AS WIRELESS OPERATOR AT A SOVIET NEWS AGENCY BECAUSE THE PROPAGANDA PUT OUT BY THE AGENCY WAS WIDENING THE GULF BETWEEN THE TWO PARTS OF GERMANY. HE ADDED THAT HE DID NOT WANT TO SEE HIS CHILDREN GROW UP AS COMMUNISTS.

    A YOUNG COUPLE WITH THREE CHILDREN SPOKE (GERMAN SOF) OF THE INFLUENCE AND PRESSURE BROUGHT TO BEAR ON THE YOUNG. THEY SAID THEY WANTED TO BRING UP THEIR CHILDREN AS THEY THOUGHT BEST, WHICH WAS IMPOSSIBLE UNDER THE EAST GERMAN REGIME. FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S SAKE THEY HAD DECIDED TO LEAVE.

    AT THE EAST GERMAN PARLIAMENT, THE SAME DAY, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER STOPH TALKED ABOUT "THE HEAD-HUNTERS AND SLAVE TRADERS OF THE WEST" AND PROMISED "DECISIVE MEASURES" AGAINST THE EXODUS OF REFUGEES. DETAILS WERE NOT DISCLOSED, BUT A REMARK BY THE MINISTER SEEMED TO INDICATE THAT A TRAVEL BAN COULD BE EXPECTED

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2R6TE6VYWXNM31GVI0EE6IZ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2R6TE6VYWXNM31GVI0EE6IZ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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