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    ARMED WITH DAY-PASSES AND LOADED WITH GIFTS AND FLOWERS, MORE THAN 15,500 WEST BERLINERS -- MAINLY WOMEN -- POURED INTO EAST BERLIN TODAY (FRIDAY).

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    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: VISNEWS PRODUCTION NUMBER 8868/64 SERVICED 24 23 SEPTEMBER 1964 -- "EAST BERLIN: NEGOTIATIONS ARRIVE AT HOUSE OF MINISTRIES FOR SIGNING OF NEW PASSES AGREEMENT" -- ALSO REFERS..

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    Background: ARMED WITH DAY-PASSES AND LOADED WITH GIFTS AND FLOWERS, MORE THAN 15,500 WEST BERLINERS -- MAINLY WOMEN -- POURED INTO EAST BERLIN TODAY (FRIDAY). IT WAS THE START OF A TWO-WEEK VISITING PERIOD AGREED ON BY EAST AND WEST BERLIN AUTHORITIES LAST MONTH, AND THE FIRST SINCE LAST CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR.

    THERE WERE MANY SCENES OF HAPPY FAMILY REUNIONS AS THE WEST BERLINERS PASSED THROUGH FIVE CROSSING POINTS IN THE WALL TO BE GREETED BY RELATIVES WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY 1,000,000 DAY-PASSES ISSUED TO WEST BERLINERS WISHING TO VISIT EAST BERLIN IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. MOST CROSSING ARE EXPECTED TO BE MADE OVER WEEK-ENDS.

    (THE LATEST SCHEME GIVING EAST BERLIN VISITORS PASSES TO WEST BERLINERS IS THE RESULT OF NEARLY NINE MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE EAST GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EST BERLIN CITY SENATE. ABOUT 1,200,000 VISITS WERE MADE TO EAST BERLIN LAST CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR, UNDER THE FIRST PASSES SCHEME SINCE THE BERLIN WALL WAS BUILT IN 1961.

    FROM THE NEXT, ELDERLY EAST GERMANS WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT RELATIVES IN WEST BERLIN AND WEST GERMANY FOR A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF FOUR WEEKS. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO VISIT THE WEST SINCE THE BUILDING OF THE WALL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56Y8JSBUMCVAX281MIE5NJ5NT
    Media URN:
    VLVA56Y8JSBUMCVAX281MIE5NJ5NT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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