• Short Summary

    Herr Pohler, deputy of the German Social-Democratic Party in the Federal Parliament though he had struck a blatant form of Neo-Fascism recently, when he learned that a firm in Birgden, Germany, is exporting silk headscarves bearing a swastika design to Ghana.

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    Reel 1 A showing 60ft outside pics of another modern church located at HAAN and named St. CHRISANTOS and DARIA (Kath.) Several shots of the church from different sides.



    Reel 1 B showing house where those shawls are being fixed for shipping to Africa, several shots while loading a truck, other film inside showing different scenes while the shawls are prepared for shipping etc.



    Reel II same, several shots girls working etc.



    Reel III same last shots showing factory in longshots where shawls are made from silk, several shots inside




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    The company gave those comment for clear up the story please use it, last days, this story headlined all news in Germany.

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    Background: Herr Pohler, deputy of the German Social-Democratic Party in the Federal Parliament though he had struck a blatant form of Neo-Fascism recently, when he learned that a firm in Birgden, Germany, is exporting silk headscarves bearing a swastika design to Ghana. He raised queries in Parliament and Professor Erhard, Federal Minister of Economics, approached the manufacturers with a request to give details of the manufacture. It transpired that the firm has been supplying swastika designed materials to Ghana - or the Gold Coast- since 1885......because the natives there have always regarded the Swastika as a symbol of a MONKEY'S PAW! This disclosure brought a gale of laughter to the Parliamentary benches last Wednesday March12 and of course, the trade goes on, unhampered by political considerations. Indeed, the German firm are merely supplying a design which the Ghanaians have asked for particularly.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6VIJZHE40AOTJIBGO3I5ML4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6VIJZHE40AOTJIBGO3I5ML4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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