• Short Summary

    WEST BERLIN JEWS TODAY (SUNDAY) COMMEMORATED THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABORTIVE UPRISING OF THE WARSAW GHETTO AGAINST THE GERMAN OCCUPATION.

  • Description

    WEST BERLIN JEWS TODAY (SUNDAY) COMMEMORATED THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABORTIVE UPRISING OF THE WARSAW GHETTO AGAINST THE GERMAN OCCUPATION. PRIOR TO THE CEREMONIES, HELD PARTLY IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY HALL AND IN A COURTYARD AT THE CENTRE, SEVERAL STUDENTS PROTESTED AGAINST THE PRESENCE OF WEST BERLIN MAYOR KLAUS SCHUETZ, WHO SPOKE AT THE MEETING.

    DURING THE CEREMONY TOO, WHILE MAYOR SCHUETZ WAS SPEAKING, A MAN CLAIMING TO BE A JEWISH RESISTANCE FIGHTER ATTEMPTED TO VOICE HIS PROTEST. HE WAS HURRIEDLY REMOVED FROM THE HALL, AND LATER HERR HEINZ GALINSKY, CHAIRMAN OF THE WEST BERLIN JEWISH COMMUNITY, SAID HE WOULD FILE CHARGES AGAINST THE INTRUDER FOR TRESPASSING AND BREAKING THE PEACE.

    IN HIS SPEECH, HERR SCHUETZ STRONGLY ATTACKED WEST GERMAN NEO-NATIONALISM AND THE FAR RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY. HE ALSO TURNED AGAINST WHAT HE TERMED THE 'IRRESPONSIBLE CAMPAIGN' OF EAST GERMANY AGAINST ISRAEL. 'WHICH I CANNOT ACCEPT AS A VOICE FROM GERMANY AGAINST ISRAEL. 'WHICH I CANNOT ACCEPT AS A VOICE FROM GERMANY'. THE NPD, HE SAID, WAS ONLY WAITING TO REALISE ONCE AGAIN THE WELL-KNOWN OLD IDEAS.

    AFTER THE FORCEFUL POLEMIC OF THE MEETING CAME A MOVING CEREMONY DURING WHICH WREATHS WERE LAID IN THE SHADOW OF A WALL BEARING THE NAMES OF ALL THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS. THE COMMUNITY PAID HOMAGE TO ITS ANCESTORS BY SINGING SONGS BORN IN THE CAMPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9NHTKUCRCUW7B6USWKBH1IM7
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9NHTKUCRCUW7B6USWKBH1IM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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