• Short Summary

    This year's Sudeten Day - marked annually by the West German refugee organisation of Sudetenlanders formerly resident in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia - began June 5 with a commemoration ceremony at the former concentration camp of Dachau.

  • Description

    This year's Sudeten Day - marked annually by the West German refugee organisation of Sudetenlanders formerly resident in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia - began June 5 with a commemoration ceremony at the former concentration camp of Dachau.

    A wreath was laid at the Dachau monument depicting an emaciated victim, and Transport Minister Seebohm - chief representative of the Sudeten Germans - spoke in tribute to 300 Sudetenlanders killed in the concentration camp.

    Later, more than 300,000 Sudetenlanders met in Munich, under the motto of "Loyalty to Justice". Addressing the rally, Herr Seebohm said that loyalty to justice meant the safeguarding of human rights, including the individual's right to his own homeland. The chairman of the Sudenten German's Provincial Association, Dr Franz Boehm, called for a total renunciation of force and of the spirit of revenge in seeking a solution of Europe's problems.

    West Germany's Chancellor Dr Adenauer sent the Sudetenlanders a telegram in which he complimented them on their industriousness and perseverance in the face hardship.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAEX16C99IGM22GSN9T453CJL
    Media URN:
    VLVADAEX16C99IGM22GSN9T453CJL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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