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Germany / Unification / The Invisible Wall / Zeiss Optics #343677

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 08, 1992
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(Studio: Edie Magnus) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels, Belgium, that will be attended by former Iron Curtain countries noted. Report introduced.

(Jena, Germany: Terence Smith) The price the new Germany is paying for the unification of east and west featured; scenes shown from eastern town of Jena, Germany, where most of the workers at Carl Zeiss optics lost their jobs when the east and west branches of the company merged. [Zeiss Optics chairman Horst SKOLUDEK - says American World War II army wanted aerial surveying cameras for the war; talks about investing in the east.] [Plant manager Hans PINTER - talks about competing.] [Carnegie Endowment Daniel HAMILTON - says the "invisible wall" to unification still exists.] The psychological barriers to unifying the two Germanys reiterated.

Magnus, Edie;
Smith, Terence

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