• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT GUSTAV HEINEMANN OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ARRIVED IN AMSTERDAM YESTERDAY (24 NOVEMBER) FROM BONN FOR A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE NETHERLANDS -- THE FIRST EVER BY A GERMAN HEAD OF STATE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT GUSTAV HEINEMANN OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ARRIVED IN AMSTERDAM YESTERDAY (24 NOVEMBER) FROM BONN FOR A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE NETHERLANDS -- THE FIRST EVER BY A GERMAN HEAD OF STATE.

    QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD, HER HUSBAND, WELCOMED PRESIDENT HEINEMANN AND HIS WIFE AS THE PRESIDENTIAL TRAIN DREW INTO AMSTERDAM CENTRAL STATION.

    THE STATE VISIT IS THE FIRST UNDERTAKEN BY PRESIDENT HEINEMANN SINCE ASSUMING OFFICE LAST JULY. KAISER WILHELM 11 VISITED QUEEN WILHELMINA OF THE NETHERLANDS IN 1907, BUT HIS VISIT WAS NOT A STATE ONE.

    LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER THE SPECIAL TRAIN PULLED INTO THE STATION, PRESIDENT HEINEMANN LAID A WREATH AT THE NOTIONAL MONUMENT TO THE DEAD OF WORLD WAR II. FROM THERE HE DROVE WITH THE QUEEN AND PRINCE BERNHARD TO A FORMER THEATRE WHERE JEWS WERE ASSEMBLED BY THE NAZIS FOR TRANSPORT TO DEATH CAMPS IN GERMANY. ONLY A FEW OF THE ESTIMATED 50,000 AMSTERDAM JEWS DEPORTED EVER RETURNED.

    WATCHED BY QUEEN JULIANA AND THE RABBIS OF THREE JEWISH COMMUNITIES, HE THEN LAID ANOTHER WREATH, THIS ONE AT THE MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF THE DUTCH JEWS WHO HAD LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66OAYW3GIKXB91EFEQLR7MZ2C
    Media URN:
    VLVA66OAYW3GIKXB91EFEQLR7MZ2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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