• Short Summary

    THE CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY, DOCTOR KURT KIESINGER, WENT TO WEST BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) DESPITE PROTESTS FROM A GROUP OF PROMINENT WEST GERMAN AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND PROFESSORS.

  • Description

    THE CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY, DOCTOR KURT KIESINGER, WENT TO WEST BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) DESPITE PROTESTS FROM A GROUP OF PROMINENT WEST GERMAN AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND PROFESSORS.

    THE PROTEST CAME BECAUSE DOCTOR KIESINGER LAID A WREATH AT A MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF THE NAZIS. A LETTER SIGNED BY 37 PEOPLE SAID HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE NAZI PARTY, AND IT WAS THEREFORE INAPPROPRIATE FOR HIM TO HONOUR VICTIMS OF THE NAZI REGIME.

    BUT THE CHANCELLOR IGNORED THE PROTEST, AND LAID HIS WREATH. HE ALSO SAW THE BERLIN WALL, DESPITE A CHARGE IN AN EAST GERMAN COMMUNIST NEWSPAPER THAT HIS TO TWO-DAY VISIT WAS ILLEGAL AND PROVOCATIVE.

    IT WAS ON THE EVE OF HIS VISIT THAT TWO EAST GERMAN YOUTHS ESCAPED ACROSS THE WALL. THE YOUTHS, AGED 15 AND 17, SCALED THE WALL WITH A LADDER DESPITE SHOTS FIRED AT THEM BY EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS. THEY REACHED THE WESTERN SECTOR SAFELY, AND WERE TAKEN TO A POLICE STATION. THERE THEY WERE GIVEN CLOTHING AND ONE OF THEM WAS TREATED FOR A SLIGHT LEG INJURY INCURRED AS HE DROPPED OVER THE WALL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCH1D3639EBHHQTELTAT3V29U
    Media URN:
    VLVADCH1D3639EBHHQTELTAT3V29U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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