• Short Summary

    ELDERLY EAST GERMANS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO VISIT RELATIVES IN WEST BERLIN AND WEST GERMANY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE BERLIN WALL WAS ERECTED IN AUGUST, 1961.

  • Description

    ELDERLY EAST GERMANS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO VISIT RELATIVES IN WEST BERLIN AND WEST GERMANY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE BERLIN WALL WAS ERECTED IN AUGUST, 1961.

    OLD AGE PENSIONERS QUEUED UP AT THE PRENZLAUER BERG POLICE STATION IN EAST BERLIN YESTERDAY (MONDAY) - THE FIRST DAY THEY WERE PERMITTED TO MAKE THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR PASSES. FROM NOVEMBER 2ND, THEY MAY CROSS THE BORDER TO STAY WITH RELATIVES FOR A MAXIMUM OF FOUR WEEKS.

    THIS RELAXATION OF BORDER CONTROL WAS ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS MONTH BY THE EVANGELICAL BISHOP MORITZ MITZENHEIM OF THURINGIA, EAST GERMANY. HE HAD URGED SUCH A MOVE AT A MEETING WITH HERR ULBRICHT, THE EAST GERMAN LEADER.

    PREVIOUSLY, MANY AGED AND INFIRM EAST GERMANS HAVE BEEN REUNITED WITH RELATIVES IN THE WEST AS A RESULT OF RED CROSS EFFORTS ONCE THEY WERE PAST WORKING AGE.

    A PROPOSED AGREEMENT BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMANY IS UNDERSTOOD TO PROVIDE FOR FIVE VISITS BY WEST BERLINERS TO EAST BERLIN BY NEXT SPRING. THERE WOULD BE ONE IN OCTOBER, TWO AT CHRISTMAS, ONE AT EASTER, AND ONE AT WHITSUN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA6TXIK0V51UFZ3CCHHNFOI6DF
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6TXIK0V51UFZ3CCHHNFOI6DF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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