• Short Summary

    AT NUREMBERG, AUG 12, WEST GERMANY'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY HELD AN EXTRAORDINARY NATIONAL CONGRESS ON HOME POLICY IN PREPARATION FOR THE SEPT 15 ELECTIONS FOR THE BUNDESTAG, THE WEST GERMAN LOWER HOUSE.

  • Description

    AT NUREMBERG, AUG 12, WEST GERMANY'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY HELD AN EXTRAORDINARY NATIONAL CONGRESS ON HOME POLICY IN PREPARATION FOR THE SEPT 15 ELECTIONS FOR THE BUNDESTAG, THE WEST GERMAN LOWER HOUSE.

    MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE CITY'S MAIN SQUARE TO HEAR SPEECHES BY PARTY CHAIRMAN OLLENHAUER, BUNDESTAG VICE-PRESIDENT PROF. CARLO SCHMID, AND MAYOR WILLY BRANDT OF WEST BERLIN, WHO IS THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE CHANCELLORSHIP.

    THE PARTY PROGRAMME FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS PROVIDES FOR LONGER HOLIDAYS FOR ALL WORKING PEOPLE, HIGHER PENSIONS, A RAISED LIVING STANDARD, MORE PLAYGROUNDS AND SPORTS FACILITIES, AN IMPROVED HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AND BETTER AND SAFER ROADS.

    REFERRING TO THE RISING NUMBER OF REFUGEES FROM EAST GERMANY, HERR OLLENHAUER CALLED FOR A MORE LENIENT APPLICATION OF THE LAW REGULATING THE REGISTRATION, SCREENING AND RESETTLEMENT OF THESE REFUGEES. HE ALSO APPEALED TO LOCAL COUNCILS TO GIVE THEM EVERY POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.

    HERR BRANDT MADE A SHARP ATTACK ON DR ADENAUER'S POLICY OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS. HE POINTED OUT THAT RUSSIA HAD NOT BECOME WEAKER AND THE WAY TO GERMAN UNITY HAD BECOME HARDER. DR ADENAUER, HE SAID, HAD REJECTED WITH A STERILE "NO" EVERY PROPOSAL THAT MIGHT HAVE STOPPED THIS DEVELOPED AND CHOSEN INSTEAD TO RELY ENTIRELY ON STRICTLY MILITARY AND COLD WAR THINKING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABXFS0M0WKXAQAAZI9KQWJHVWI
    Media URN:
    VLVABXFS0M0WKXAQAAZI9KQWJHVWI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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