Germany remembers the Eastern German uprising in 1951.
Berlin, Federal & Democratic Republic of Germany (Western & Eastern Germany).
LS. Balloons being released. CU. Barbed wire, dissolve to long shot of watch tower. Several close up shots of the flowers on signpost. Various shots of demonstration at the West Berlin Town Hall. MS. Former President Theodor Heuss speaking to crowds listening. CU. Eternal flame burning. Various shots as wreaths are laid on memorial and relatives of the dead are comforted. MS. Former President Heuss speaking. Various shots of the demonstrations which took place in East Germany in 1951, showing demonstrators burning building, tanks on street, etc. CU. Former President Heuss speaking. Various shots of demonstrations in East Germany (library footage 1951) showing them stoning tanks, burning buildings, carrying away wounded etc. LS. Flag is removed from Brandenburg Gate. MS. Flag is torn to pieces. Various shots of demonstrators carrying away wounded etc. Various shots of the burning Columbus House in the Potsdam Square. LS. Near deserted street. MS. Street signpost 'Potsdamer Platz'. MS. Guard patrolling on Brandenburg Gate. LS. Brandenburg Gate. MS. Russian patrolling Gate. MS. Flag flying. LS. Looking from Western sector to Eastern sector. Various shots of the people listening to speeches. MS. Mayor of West Berlin Willy Brandt speaking. Various shots of the shields around the Town Hall building. MS. Banners carried by people in the crowd. MS. Mayor Brandt speaking with crowd watching. Various shots of torch light parade at the Brandenburg Gate at night. Several close up shots of bonfire.
Date found in the old record - 17/06/1960. German voiceover.