• Short Summary

    DR KARL WEBER, A CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT, WAS APPOINTED BY CHANCELLOR ERHARD AS JUSTICE MINISTER IN BONN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    LV PALAIS SCHAUMBURG
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    2.
    SV WEBER OUT OF CAR, ENTERS
    0.18

    3.
    CU WEBER AND ERHARD SHAKE HANDS
    0.26

    4.
    SV ERHARD READS DOCUMENT TO WEBER (2 SHOTS)
    0.38

    5.
    SV ERHARD HANDS DOCUMENT TO WEBER
    0.47

    6.
    CU WEBER SPEAKS
    0.52

    7.
    SV WEBER AND ERHARD SHAKE HANDS
    0.59



    Initials AK/V/WH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DR KARL WEBER, A CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT, WAS APPOINTED BY CHANCELLOR ERHARD AS JUSTICE MINISTER IN BONN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).HE REPLACES THE FREE DEMOCRAT OR ERWALD BUCHER WHO RESIGNED RATHER THAN SIGN A LAW EXTENDING UNTIL THE END OF 1969 THE DEADLINE FOR INITIATING PROSECUTIONS AGAINST NAZI ERA CRIMINALS.

    ON TAKING UP HIS POSITION DR WEBER CALLED ON THE CHANCELLOR AND RECEIVED THE INSTRUMENTS OF HIS OFFICE.DR ERHARD AND THE NEW JUSTICE MINISTER POSED FOR CAMERAMEN BEFORE DR WEBER LEFT TO TAKE UP HIS NEW DUTIES.

    WHEN DR BUCHER TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION CHANCELLOR ERHARD ASKED HIS PARTY TO NOMINATE A SUCCESSOR: THEY REFUSED ON THE GROUND THAT THEY THOUGHT WAR CRIME TRIALS SHOULD NOW CEASE.WITH THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONGRESS DUE TO OPEN ON MONDAY, THE CHANCELLOR WAS ANXIOUS FOR THE APPOINTMENT TO BE SETTLED.SO HE DECIDED ON A MEMBER OF HIS OWN PARTY DESPITE THE DECISION THAT THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE SHOULD BE A FREE DEMOCRAT POSITION UNDER THE COALITION AGREEMENT.

    IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT THE FREE DEMOCRATS WILL NOT NOW IMPLEMENT THEIR THREAT TO WITHDRAW FORM THE COALITION GOVERNMENT RATHER THAN GO INTO THE POLITICAL WILDERNESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3880D2FVA0IDZPFCS268WKSC9
    Media URN:
    VLVA3880D2FVA0IDZPFCS268WKSC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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