• Short Summary

    Soviet Premier Khrushchev on July 3 - the first day of his five-day tour of the Austrian provinces - by tourist coach and police escort - journeyed from Vienna through some 70 miles of the wooded Danube Valley to inspect the fortress-like former Nazi concentration camp at Mauthausen - now a national shrine.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN..River Danube to power station
    0.08

    2.
    SV Line of police, PAN to press and cameramen staging sit-down strike
    0.13

    3.
    SV PAN..Pressmen and cameras on the ground
    0.20

    4.
    CV Notice board "Strike of Photographers"
    0.22

    5.
    SV Crowd with welcome banner
    0.25

    6.
    LV Coach arrives, MR. Khrushchev & party aboard
    0.29

    7.
    SCV Khrushchev waves from coach
    0.30

    8.
    LV Electrical installations
    0.32

    9.
    SCU Khrushchev and party walk through grounds to station
    0.35

    10.
    LV INT..power station
    0.38

    11.
    LV Khrushchev waves PAN to Russian ship on Danube
    0.43

    12.
    SV Khrushchev waves from shore
    0.46

    13.
    CU Madame K. follows party
    0.49

    14.
    LV Khrushchev and party leaver power station
    0.53

    15.
    SCU DITTO, Khrushchev asks if strike is over
    0.58

    16.
    GV Mauthausen concentration camp
    1.02

    17.
    LV Khrushchev arrives with Gov. officials
    1.06

    18.
    SV Onlookers
    1.09

    19.
    CU Yugoslav monument
    1.14

    20.
    CV Onlookers applaud PAN to Khrushchev and others
    1.20

    21.
    GV People around Russian monument
    1.23

    22.
    SV Khrushchev lays wreath on monument
    1.27

    23.
    CV Khrushchev looks at monument
    1.30

    24.
    CV Wreath laid on monument
    1.32

    25.
    SV Russian General Karbyschev memorial
    1.35

    26.
    SV Khrushchev lays wreath
    1.45

    27.
    CV Plaque on Karbyschev memorial
    1.46

    28.
    CV Khrushchev looks on
    1.49

    29.
    SV Memorial
    1.52

    30.
    SV Khrushchev puts hand on memorial, etc.
    1.54

    31.
    CV DITTO
    1.59

    32.
    GV PAN..Assembly listens to address by President Figl
    2.08

    33.
    SCU President Figl making address
    2.10

    34.
    SV Khrushchev and party listen
    2.14

    35.
    LV People listen to Khrushchev's address
    2.16

    36.
    CV Khrushchev makes address
    2.20

    37.
    LV DITTO
    2.24



    Initials JRG/V/AHS/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Soviet Premier Khrushchev on July 3 - the first day of his five-day tour of the Austrian provinces - by tourist coach and police escort - journeyed from Vienna through some 70 miles of the wooded Danube Valley to inspect the fortress-like former Nazi concentration camp at Mauthausen - now a national shrine.

    Eight coach-loads of cameramen and journalists followed Mr. Khrushchev's specially-equipped touring coach. Accompanying him were his wife and daughter Elena, senior members of the Soviet delegation, Austrian Chancellor Raab and other officials.

    Some 5,000 people, mostly former concentration camp inmates, greeted Mr. Khrushchev at Mauthausen with its modern memorials symbolising the Nazi executions of 122,767 inmates and the macabre wooden barrack huts.

    Looking grim, Mr. Khrushchev laid three wreaths and with a hand on a memorial plaque read through his spectacles the inscription recording the death after torture of Soviet General Karbyschev, one of the inmates.

    Of the 123,000 European victims, 32000 were from the Soviet Union. In a speech, Mr. Khrushchev launched an attack on Dr. Adenauer and claimed neo-Fascism was increasing in West Germany.

    He turned to the memorial to the inmates - Russians, Poles, Hungarians, Yoguslavs, Spaniards, Italians, German and Austrian anti-Fascists, 34 American and 17 British citizens whose execution was recorded. No record was kept of the tens of thousands shot or gassed as soon as they arrived. "We dare not allow the terror of fascism to be renewed, we dare not allow a new even more devastating war" Mr. Khrushchev said.

    Earlier Mr. Khrushchev visited the hydro-electric power station at ybbs on the Danube. Fewer than 400 of the 6,000 towns people turned out to greet him. Accompanying Mr. Khrushchev was President of the Austrian Assembly Dr. Figl. Striding along the entrance to the power-station, Mr. Khrushchev spied an arriving Russian ship and gaily waved to the crew.

    Outside the entrance cameramen and photographers staged a strike, laid their cameras on the ground, as a protest against rough and provocative treatment by the police.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA59HN7MTO31IHNISXM7FJ2YB2T
    Media URN:
    VLVA59HN7MTO31IHNISXM7FJ2YB2T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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