Continuing his twelve-day visit to the United States, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington Mar 17.
GV National Gallery
LV Adenauer's car arrive
CU Name on building 'National Gallery'
SV Adenauer out of car, being greeted
SIDE V..into building
LV INT..Adenauer into Gallery, with schoolchildren seated on the floor
SV Children on floor, pan to Adenauer
LV Adenauer walks into Rembrandt room
SV Portrait by Rembrandt 'Lady with a book'
SV Adenauer with officials walks towards
GV Adenauer in room with officials
CU PAN.. Adenauer gets into car
LV Car away
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Background: Continuing his twelve-day visit to the United States, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington Mar 17. He arrived in Washington Mar 15 and had talks with President Eisenhower Mar 16.
After Chancellor Adenauer had left the Art Gallery it was found that two crudely drawn swastikas - the nazi emblem - had been scribbled in the guest book above his signature. They were not there when he signed.
US Secretary of State, Christian Herter, expressed great shock on hearing of the incident, and ordered an immediate inquiry.
Chancellor Adenauer left Washington the same day for Los Angeles, California. From there he will go to Florida, Honolulu and a State visit to Japan.
Purpose of his visit is said to be policy talks with American leaders on the future of a unified Germany before the Paris 'Summit' talks in May.