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"Adenauer and the Rebirth of Germany"

Course of Our Times, Series III

VHS; U-Matic; 16mm film


Program Number

Date Aired
ca. 1970

30 min.

When World War II ended in complete Nazi defeat, Germany lay in ruins. Its cities a wasteland, its railroads and canals and roads virtually useless, its people stunned and hopeless. Within a few years the country was again thriving, its high standard of living restored, its cities booming, its currency the strongest in Europe, its goodwill courted by East and West. The man who dominated this period of astonishing resurrection and who did most to bring his country into the west European concert was Dr. Konrad Adenauer. The miracle of his achievement was compounded because it came in a 14-year incumbency as Chancellor, from 1949 to 1963, the longest since Bismarck, and longer than the existence of Hitler's Third Reich.

Recording Location
WGBH, Boston

1 VHS use copy [In Course of Our Times Collection, Box 1]
1 U-Matic copy [In Sachar Personal Papers, Box 27]
5 16 mm films [All B&W; in Sachar Film Collection]