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German Unification / East Germany (Part I) #125209

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Signing of agreement that ends four-power control over Berlin by the two Germanys and the four victorious powers of World War II, US, France, Great Britain and USSR , shown. Week-long focus on how Eastern Europe is coping with the transition from Communism to capitalism introduced.

(Brandenburg, East Germany: Jerry King) East Germany reported staggering towards unification; scenes shown from old-fashioned Brandenburg, East Germany, steel mill and a tire factory. [East German economist professor Albert JUGEL - says many enterprises will not survive.] [Worker Margaret ELLERMANN - (thru translator) comments on management telling workers they will have to stay home.] [Unemployed WOMAN - (thru translator) laments the interconnection of work and day care.] [Tire factory chairman Norbert NOVAKOWSKI - (thru translator) talks economics.] [Chemical workers committee Ingrid HAEUSSLER - (thru translator) says many old factories will shut down for environmental reasons.] Likelihood that government of a unified Germany will soon stop subsidizing short-time workers resulting in upswing of current low level of unemployment explained.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry
Duration:
00:03:30

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