Three brief documentary segments report on both positive and strained political relationships between the GDR and several Western countries.
1. A committee on the political recognition of the GDR meets in Denmark.
Documentary footage celebrates the anniversary of the GDR's nationally owned cinematographic institutions with examples of their artistic and political significance.
Examples of East German involvement in international political bodies are shown in three brief documentary segments.
This biography of Karl Dönitz begins with his birth in 1891, details his youth in Berlin, his career in the military, and his advancement within the Nazi Party, leading to his conviction in the Nürnberg trials and his death in 1980.
The Gleiwitz Case reconstructs in detail the 1939 surprise attack by a Nazi unit on the radio station in Gleiwitz, a German town on the Polish border. This attack was blamed on Polish forces, thus served as Hitler's justification for marching into Poland and starting WWII.
Hans Globke was a government lawyer in the Third Reich Ministry of the Interior and co-author of the official commentary on the Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935. In 1953, he was appointed Director of the West German Federal Chancellory by Konrad Adenauer and in 1963 he was sentenced to life imprisonme