• Short Summary

    DR. KONRAD ADENAUER, FORMER WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, IS IN ISRAEL ON AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT. YESTERDAY?

  • Description

    DR. KONRAD ADENAUER, FORMER WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, IS IN ISRAEL ON AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT. YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HE RECEIVED AN HONORARY FELLOWSHIP FROM THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND HAD POLITICAL TALKS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEVI ESHKOL.

    FIRST CEREMONY OF THE DAY FOR DR. ADENAUER, WHO ARRIVED ON MONDAY, WAS TO PLACE A WREATH ON DR. WEIZMANN'S GRAVE. HE THEN TOURED THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE, WHICH CONFERRED THE FELLOWSHIP UPON HIM. IN A SPEECH AT THE CONFERRING CEREMONY, DR. ADENAUER SAID HE REGARDED HIS CONTRIBUTION TOWARD THE RECONCILIATION BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND THE GERMAN PEOPLE AS HIS MOST CHERISHED UNDERTAKING. "THE WHOLE OF MANKIND OWES A GREAT DEBT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE," HE TOLD AN AUDIENCE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED PERSONS.

    IN THE AFTERNOON, DR. ADENAUER TRAVELLED TO JERUSALEM, WHERE HE HAD AN HOUR-LONG TALK WITH MR. ESHKOL. A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTERWARD SAID DR. ADENAUER HAD PLEDGED HIS SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE. HE ALSO TOLD MR. ESHKOL HE REGARDED CONCILIATION WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS ONE OF THE MAIN PROBLEMS FACING GERMANY.

    IN A SPEECH THAT EVENING AT A DINNER IN DR. ADENAUER'S HONOUR, MR. ESHKOL SAID THE JEWS COULD NOT FORGET NAZI WARTIME ATROCITIES BUT LOOKED ON DR. ADENAUER AS A TRAILBLAZER TOWARD GERMAN-ISRAELI CONCILIATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA68CQZ9X9ISXJ7ZQVKZHM8SR53
    Media URN:
    VLVA68CQZ9X9ISXJ7ZQVKZHM8SR53
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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