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.
GV PAN..River Danube to power station
SV Line of police, PAN to press and cameramen staging sit-down strike
SV PAN..Pressmen and cameras on the ground
CV Notice board "Strike of Photographers"
SV Crowd with welcome banner
LV Coach arrives, MR. Khrushchev & party aboard
SCV Khrushchev waves from coach
LV Electrical installations
SCU Khrushchev and party walk through grounds to station
LV INT..power station
LV Khrushchev waves PAN to Russian ship on Danube
SV Khrushchev waves from shore
CU Madame K. follows party
LV Khrushchev and party leaver power station
SCU DITTO, Khrushchev asks if strike is over
GV Mauthausen concentration camp
LV Khrushchev arrives with Gov. officials
CU Yugoslav monument
CV Onlookers applaud PAN to Khrushchev and others
GV People around Russian monument
SV Khrushchev lays wreath on monument
CV Khrushchev looks at monument
CV Wreath laid on monument
SV Russian General Karbyschev memorial
SV Khrushchev lays wreath
CV Plaque on Karbyschev memorial
CV Khrushchev looks on
SV Khrushchev puts hand on memorial, etc.
GV PAN..Assembly listens to address by President Figl
SCU President Figl making address
SV Khrushchev and party listen
LV People listen to Khrushchev's address
CV Khrushchev makes address
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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.