• Short Summary

    OVER 700,000 REQUESTS HAVE BEEN MADE BY WEST BERLINERS FOR PASSES TO VISIT THEIR RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN.

  • Description

    OVER 700,000 REQUESTS HAVE BEEN MADE BY WEST BERLINERS FOR PASSES TO VISIT THEIR RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN.

    HERE THEY ARE RECEIVING THEM FROM EAST GERMAN POSTAL OFFICIALS, TODAY (FRIDAY) ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

    THE OFFICIALS CAME OVER FROM EAST BERLIN TO HAND THEM OUT AT 16 PASS OFFICES.

    WEST BERLINERS FIRST STARTED APPLYING FOR PASSES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH WHEN BOTH SIDES REACHED A NEW DAY-PASS AGREEMENT AFTER 8 MONTHS HARD BARGAINING.

    THE PERIOD OF APPLICATION CLOSED YESTERDAY. THE NEW PASSES ALLOW WEST BERLINERS TO VISIT EAST BERLIN 5 TIMES WITHIN ONE YEAR.

    THE FIRST VISITING PERIOD BEGINS ON OCTOBER 30 AND ENDS ON NOVEMBER 12. THE NEXT IS FOR CHRISTIANS AND THE NEW YEAR, OR IMMEDIATELY IN URGENT FAMILY CASES.

    ONE OF THE OFFICES WILL BE PERMANENTLY OPEN AND ENTIRELY RESERVED FOR APPLICATIONS IN URGENT FAMILY AFFAIRS, INCLUDING MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, SERIOUS ILLNESSES AND FUNERALS. LAST CHRISTMAS, UNDER THE FIRST DAY-PASS AGREEMENT, BETWEEN THE WEST BERLIN SENATE AND EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES MORE THAN 1,200,000 VISITS WERE PAID TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAG139Y44EVENR052ZTB34DMA1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAG139Y44EVENR052ZTB34DMA1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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