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Status of Berlin during growing separation of East Berlin and West Berlin in 1961.

Rally of communists and youth in East Berlin. Small socialist flag on table. A boy reads during a rally. Historical view of parade by German soldiers in 1930's Berlin Germany. Russian tanks repel people on streets during anti-Communist protest of 1953. Aerial view of Brandenburg Gate area and refugees fleeing in thousands from East Berlin to West Berlin. Revitalized West Berlin, with new construction. A building in construction and another new building seen. Modern stores with show windows displaying abundant goods including cameras and foods. People at a a busy food or deli counter and in sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Busy streets of West Berlin with early 1960s automobiles. Enduring flame monument in West Berlin Inscription on the pedestal reads 'Freiheit Recht Freide' meaning Freedom, Rights, Peace. At a conference with allies including Britain in 1960 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev walks down steps and gets into car. British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan with others walks down steps. Animated Khrushchev addresses gathering in Russian, forcefully and defiantly. MacMillan responds encouraging peaceful negotiations and no force. Newly elected Mayor Willy Brandt of West Berlin addresses people. United States President John F Kennedy with Premier Khrushchev, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and others at meeting in Vienna Austria. British flag at Headquarters of Berlin British Sector. Military police jeep stops near a sign. Soldier looks through binoculars at East West border of Berlin before Berlin Wall was substantial. During free elections in West Berlin people put their vote in ballot box. Box opened and counting of votes progresses. People see results on board. Nearly empty streets of East Berlin. Destroyed buildings of East Berlin still not repaired after World War II. The Spittelmarkt area, formerly a busy shopping market, now deserted and desolate. Mayor Brandt meets refugees and speaks over the microphone.

Date: 1961
Duration: 5 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Strikes and demonstrations on 16 and 17 June, 1953 in East Berlin by East German workers.

People on strikes and demonstrations in East Berlin. People standing on top of buildings. Buildings and radio tower of RIAS (American Radio Station in Western Sector of Berlin) which was spreading news of the workers general strike. Motorcars pass by. East German demonstrators throw things into fire protesting excessive work schedules. People watch fire. Flames of fire. Sign at the border of East and West Berlin, warning "You are leaving the American Sector." More scenes of the protests in East Berlin, from other news sources. Rioters throw east German police uniforms out of a window toward a crowd. Soviet Russian Soviet army tanks and troops enter the areas of unrest. At TC: 01:48, two protestors are seen sliding an iron pipe into the tread of a tank. East German Leader, Walter Ulbricht at a podium, backed by a huge replica of a white dove, and, elswhere, standing with associates. East German communist organizations, including police, marching in attempts to dispel notions that East Germans are oppressed. Huge poster of German worker rejecting American Marshall Plan, with slogan, "Yankee Go Home." Light tank and armored car parked beside a building. Closeup of soldier gripping machine gun atop a tank. Army trucks and troops in center of a city square. Voice of America commentator broadcasting news of the events from the RIAS station in West Berlin.

Date: 1953, June 17
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Soviet Army suppresses uprisings in East Berlin and other cities in East Germany

The Soviet Army suppresses uprisings in East Germany. Demonstrators haul down a red flag atop the Brandenburg Gate in East Berlin. Crowds at Potzdammer Platz disperse as gunfire breaks out. A wounded demonstrator is assisted by comrades. Soviet tanks rumble through the streets. Martial law is declared and orders of the Military High Command are posted in East Berlin. Demonstrators throw rocks at Soviet tanks on the street. Soviet tanks and troops block demonstrators. A map shows places experiencing uprisings including: Dresden, Madeburg, Frankfurt, Schwerin, Leipzig, Rostock, Erfurt, Chemnitz, and others. A poster dated 18 June 1953 announces the execution of Willy Goettling as a leader of the uprising. A newspaper announcement reports the condemnation of Alfred Diener, of the city of Jena, as a provocateur. Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of West Germany, presides over a public funeral for Germans who lost their lives in the Soviet suppression of East Berlin. Leaders of East Germany are seen and East German proceedings against alleged ringleaders of the uprisings. East German refugees fill a large open building. They carry belongings and sleep on the floor.

Date: 1953, June
Duration: 3 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
Rally in remembrance of those who died in East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953

Anniversary of East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. West Berliners including Mayor Willy Brandt and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard at the memorials of those who died in East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. Flowers on memorials. More than 200 memorial services recall day of revolt in 1953. Chancellor Erhard leads 75,000 people in a rally before the Town Hall. Freedom torch is lit by a man.

Date: 1963, June 20
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
East German women being airlifted by a British European Airways aircraft in Berlin, Germany.

An Allied airlift in Berlin, Germany. British European Airways office at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. Women refugees from East Germany sign flight papers. Refugee women in a waiting room as they look at an aircraft. Two women grin. The women board a British airplane. A clerk marks a bulletin board listing the amount of refugees who left the area on March 8th , 1953.

Date: 1953, June 15
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Crowds in East Berlin protest against the East German Communist government

Unrest in Berlin, East Germany. A large crowd gathers to demonstrate against East German government. A banner carried by some demonstrators calls for free elections. Armed Stasi watch the demonstrators. Demonstrators burn banners and posters and damage public property. People stands on roofs of houses and watch the demonstrations. Armed East German police and some Soviet soldiers watch the demonstrators from their headquarters. Demonstrators tear up and burn signs and start a bonfire. East German Stasi reinforce the checkpoint between the Soviet and American sectors of Berlin. A uniformed Berlin police officer, wearing traditional hat, assists a person who was manhandled by the mob. A building set afire by the demonstrators. View from West Berlin of mob in East Berlin. Sign reads: "You are leaving the American Sector."

Date: 1953, June
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
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