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tv   Corona Spezial  Deutsche Welle  July 16, 2021 3:30am-4:01am CEST

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you for amanda, we are here in a very special place where people who have shaped the world have stayed this guess is new social boss with all the heads is the state politicians and people who participated in the great geneva conferences, the edition i have and of course eleanor roosevelt and unforgettable personality for geneva, who's she was in charge of a commission to draft the universal declaration of human rights. and she did it here also like michelle. ok, hotness, chiara. this is the fundamental document of the united nations like a guiding star. so more for them on the national you need, this is really to our it's our do no go far. so tells in the united nation. so the very special relationship during state visits, hotel service linked between back room politics and official announcements. it's the point between private conversations and we'll say, is there like
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a discrete unofficial pot to the u. n. o. the most momentous, international conference of the post war era, turned the eyes of the world in summer to try and close with capital of geneva, the gleaming palace of nations big for america, england, france, and russia met to seek an end to a decade of cold war heading the soviet delegation were bring mirabelle gannon and communist party chief cross jeff his brain, russia as plan policy of friendship. bruce jeff called will gone back for camera. men. the nominally ranked by the premier bruce just appeared very much. the boss. president eisenhower accompanied by a secretary of state dollars to exchange complete military information with the russians in a dramatic personal appeal. but the plan was rejected. bible got them and the president war time, friend, general, so call left me britain eaten and french premier for support of the during american
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proposal. it was in this whole of the united nations that the so called big form it. it was also here the geneva conference in 1954. was it a new chapter? was set in motion for viet nam. and it's where the geneva caught on a chemist that was signed in $988.00 the palace of nations in geneva houses the european headquarters of the un. how does the history of the united nations overlap with the hotel over fires? shallow new shack maya wants to know more about the jewish 1st lady eleanor roosevelt stay in his family's hotel. he has an appointment with the head congress of the united nations library
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and committed to the casual position in new york. it is the committee to prepare the declaration of human rights in the 1st met exclusively in new york. and on this then in december 1947, the committee came to geneva to approve the text with eleanor roosevelt has its chair. person, you don't do the ve the text that's right. clear. we have the photograph that shows eleanor roosevelt in the holding the universal declaration of human rights was bent on what he could. kennedy kissed, who chose her a chair. if you don't know the pretty don't to man us president harry truman asked her to help formulate the declaration of human rights. some of the male delegates were not pleased at 1st. they gave was that both because she was
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a woman, she was an activist, right? yes, there were many different committees. us president harry truman gave her a job on a committee dealing with social issues. but it was more of a representative job, a token gesture in that and then also putting, put, gosh, to whoever couldn't do that. did you come about with the influx of refugees after world war 2, social issues suddenly became pressing local appear, you know, in a case man. okay. eleanor roosevelt took on the task with a lot of careers and she was appointed the chair of the commission on human rights . and i'd love to clean it and i support the movers you can take a look at some commission members complained about the pace,
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but she was determined to finish within the given time. what do you do? but he didn't on it, don't. okay, it's funny and, and the delegate one delegate, i think from indonesia complained, he said human rights are not respected by the commission on human rights because she made the delegates work until 7 pm or some of them, i'd like to know what happened at the boulevard back then because she stayed there whenever she visited. cook, surely there were private meetings in the hotels then as there are now. and on the previous which was yes, a lot happens that these informal meetings this week to revise is the perfect place because such private or even secret meetings, guests can have their choice of several spacious rooms. but what happens when state
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guests arrive at the hotel? he took quite 15 with the top officials and the protection of confidentiality is potentially compromised. that's where tacked is crucial. it was on the last tradition hollins. a few years ago, i received the former secretary general of the united nations copy of your in did it just had the same time. we had a delegation here from a country that was not necessarily supposed to be directly associated with the secretary general at harvard. i saw on behalf of the united nations protocol asked me to let the secretary general in through the back entrance. i get them on the face of least happy hoosier. of course i had the red carpet rolls out between the dumpsters. as i said to him, i'm sorry to receive your mid the dumpsters, but he just said, don't worry. it happens all the time in new york for us. it's listed, chris, we want to ask you
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about $12000.00 you in meetings are held each year in geneva much and what that means in terms of the number of guests, the city, the un place, an important economic role for geneva. as if discretion says hoteliers shockmount is essential beside the palace of nations is parked. it's close to the public for security reasons. the so called cut shiana soon with its many international organizations, forms a city within the city. nor does newton's units on this unit, but to me, the solver geneva became an international city in 1920 with the establishment of the leak of patients. a new train station and airport were built various institutions and non governmental organizations emerged,
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such as pacifist or feminist associations, which today form their own international ecosystem. the populace fusions where it's sometimes like the people here are living on 2 different planets within one city. but in recent years and more effort has been made to integrate these organizations into the daily life of geneva. take a is just what the national end on that you did. the united nations employs around 10000 people in geneva. but add in the n g o z and international organizations, and that number increases at least 3 fold. the hotels naturally benefit from this dynamic in the course, most of international politics and secret meetings. journalists prefer to meet their sources in hotels that night for the discretion bay, a safe places. how depressed b s? is one such journalist born in new york,
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she's an investigative reporter, covering environmental issues, corruption and money laundering. she reports the scene in and out 0 among other publications. the international fame of geneva comes from, i guess, 2 elements that are sometimes in opposition with each other. on the one hand, you have, of course, the un, the world's health organization, the international labor association, the international red cross, of course, that space here. on the other hand, you have the banking sector, which is also very well known internationally. the problem is right now with the stories of money laundering and corruption that have been linked so closely to the banking sector. here they
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have brought the limelight international, limelight to themselves. unwillingly the such scandals have damage genevas reputation. can refute is good name be restored. i think geneva is really trying to surpass some of the negative aspects of this image that project internationally. there's a certain hope that with this new international exchange of data and in what concerns the banking sector, that any of us so well known for that all these stories that have so lead it's
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past will pass. i think it's trying as much as possible to maintain me as an international center of negotiation of humanitarian issues. so that is where the hope lies that all that these bricks, conservative lots together. and that that would be how people see geneva in the future. for decades, geneva has attracted not only enterprising reporters and serious journalists, but also pac rossi from all over the world. the important meetings that taking place under the roof of the boulevard all the time.
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for hotel, here's jack my, it's all about shielding and protecting the tiniest, the remaining absolutely invisible when it comes to navigating political interests, financial ties, and image problems. maya is a seasoned expert, clear holder to reduce the us to, to talk more. the role of a hotel yea, is to remain totally neutral and we are after all, in a political environment that is neutral, makes it cheaper. but as far as the economy is concerned, it's different. we defend in open geneva. genevas can also play a social role to do this. it needs prosperity, obviously not at all costs, but the city needs to be prosperous. the bill revised has also seen hard time. at the outbreak of the 2nd world war, this was hotel, plunged into crisis. visitors stayed away,
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the pages of the guest book remained blank. close reset their be get these already . switzerland was an isolated country, wedged between the blocks of the north and the south east and the west. the progress on it was on the border of the free zone. so people stopped visiting us coming up and the bull, the vice, like most hotels, closed down to me. private film footage from august and september 19. 69 shows troops in paris and normandy. the start of world war 2, the camera also captured late, geneva, seemingly untouched by the war that the swiss were not truly unscathed. that was a very difficult time. my parents and uncles and my grandparents lived outside the
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city and only occasionally came to era votel opened the windows and check for any flooding fuel. so doing, of course, it was a time that shaped my parents and grandparents and me. i play a lot after that, a new generation came in, my business is reopened, and many new tourists came to discover. geneva was why they wanted a new life, a different life. so geneva picked up quickly after the war in my house. you're happy market, i go so you can learn unusual. i spent all my thursdays in this place when i was a teenager, because my father received the wind deliveries on thursdays. wines from virginia or
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bordeaux. i used to help him open the crate to simply tell you my job was to use a ruler and make sure that the bottles were aligned perfectly. that's not even a 2 millimeter difference was allowed to be met for the weekend or my father didn't allow the wine cellar manager to help himself directly from the wine rags soccer louis literally was, i think i'm in the shack because you keep taking the ticket sort of tickets rack had a card with the name of the wine, the origin, the vintage, the quantity, and the purchase price of what he wrote, the purchase price backwards, so that nobody else knew what he paid for them. to maintain an overview, he attached these cards and i spent my childhood cutting them out,
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which he then placed on the rack. and then of course they could be they won't be home just don't good. we met the pressure because you the assumption there are the most valuable bottles. what does that one? would you mean the ne, from 79? no. so song does not sound enough. from 1979. what beautiful bottles do you know the oldest bottle we have taken on? it's not a wine, but carn. yes. said laughing shopping icon. yeah. it could be from $1820.00. you know, polio just missed that one. we still have a few bottles of it. my parents bought it at an auction a long time ago. don't lee. buddha said, installed the good wines, come with a long history that the previous had some lee or even his predecessor contributed towards the like. a temple of wine bottles lie here with their dust and history.
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the work of a summary is to continue the history, which goes hand in hand with that of the hotel bell, julia list all that a list of the missile. know i bring my knowledge and the wines that i like or discover, but i will always respect the tradition of the bordeaux and borg on the lines that both bosh surely var just to the level do. i hope these bottles will always remain here for the sake of legacy and future, some of the year's digits for the future. so it's the need
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ah, even even establishment as carefully managed to support the rule of thumb, things to the hotel owners simply cannot control or prevent like, what happened here. just over 2 years ago, this german journalist played a prominent role in the series of events. in october, 1987, he discovered the former state premier felicia holstein is partial dead in the bath tub, sebastian canal or social graph him. the image appeared in the magazine shed
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in provoking something of a scandal in germany. was full of us not to shoot the john or 2 interviews who the bull revised is an ideal place for interviews. nice socialist us. even if the hotel management doesn't always appreciate the political interviews are conducted on their premises on marcia history, and you can create a good atmosphere, especially in luxury hotels where the guest feels comfortable and can open up a business hoses the. so how did the scan will happen now i had traveled from handled to geneva in the hope is conducting an interview with a former journalist, a premier who is the passion, had been accused of organizing the smear campaign against a political opponent. the journalist was hoping to meet in the bar. oh gosh,
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i didn't appear. so the journalist entities room the next day without permission. so it'll help her to log on on some show of there's and floor was dimly led to it and that there was a single shoe in the hallway on. so there was a corridor that led to the buildings and there were other things lying about. it's such as pajamas. some sweets of this book by john paul thought was open, surprisingly enough, open to a certain story that deals with suicide. and this was all the documents i was interested in, were lying there as it prepared for a journalist visit and how that went. and i wasn't sure how i should document them so much. so i took the papers to my photographer and we do blogs post, and they had told him to wait outside the room and let me know, and mr. bosh returns should be listed in. he was supposed to keep a lookout and warned me by my oscar in austin sim on my way out. i knocked on the bathroom door. i opened the door and saw the bathroom mirror. there was a lifeless body in the bath tub and leap was covered under licked nov. monday.
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he was calling with clear to me then that something terrible it happened. miss stan reporter found partial dead in his bathroom. the estimate early report suspect the politician, shut himself up, journalist found him in the bath tub and his head above the water. apart from his shoes, basha was fully clothed. she was just on a couple of assets. i saw the shows come on. that was 1987, and these things can happen. they can happen anywhere any time in the horse is just our role is to deal with this as a public place where children are born, a place full of life. people are born here married here and they die here, or see modern that life and hotel is about life. in terms of
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following the german politicians, death, journalists and photographers camped out for weeks in front of the hotel entrance. inside the boot of ours, swiss and german criminal investigators tried to determine whether it was suicide, a murder, or a natural death. how did the hotel deal with the aftermath? with signature discretion? the room number 317 simply no longer exists. here we go to menus with frogs ravioli salmon last are so fog and 2 orders of venison just like so many cookie is the head shift of ours. like his predecessor, he has
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a mission star, the restaurant lou shovel to open 50 years ago to the outside world. before then it was exclusively for the hotel guests. the products come from the lake and the mountains, seasonal and regional for the june of cooperate, is it when they go, when you're young, you chase after the stars point present in the michelle at star city. just incredible for a chef is present portal to be famous genius in you. but as you get older, you realize that the most important thing is to please your guest, the trees, to be attentive and killing the fair. if you prioritize the customer, look, you know, the stars will follow on their own was the bottom that you learned that at the age
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of 50, just going home and be taken for my subsidy at college yell or me a table has to feel friendly. that's important on that, that doesn't it has to look beautiful and inviting to assess rice. you should feel at home to on a table set like this. invite you to sit down and have a meal. sit appetizer for 2 front legs in better. deep fry to sit with garlic milk, firm, speech thought and fresh. basil. it's a classic dish here. so
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city when we get these are the frogs a dish. i developed a good 15 years ago. i like yeah. it's on the menu every day, feeling really many guess come for the frogs or the burgers ready? yet. we even have fast food. you know, tell you have to do it all. the borrower's eyes opened more than a 150 years ago. how does it preserve tradition? it's still keep up with the times when the national accounts and she then, and we're fortunate to have a very loyal clientele who have been coming here for many years this, you know, some of the, that in the level of course we try to take care of these customers,
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as well as their children or even grandchildren will want things done differently and all have differing demands in the us on us to adapt to this new to the hotel manager, the florist, the head of reception. they all share the same philosophy. this house has a phone because they give it one shot and that'll show us the proper mom. she's got a formal each generation has its own way of expressing itself, even if we all maintain the same fundamental values. my father, for example, was a man who enjoyed good food. he opened the house to get strong to me and to a modern world, which was a world of business, especially don't see one year due to some period of good. when he took over the bully vash, he catered to a new generation that came to geneva for conferences and seminars that had nothing to do with the find society of the bed. because what we're going to put it up. and
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i also had to further develop the house, you found them shows and the more geneva connects with the world, the more secure the future. and that's obvious shoes on. and so how will the coming generations, the 5th of the 6 change things, 40 years from now? that's what i'd like to know, like in the gym here, us your ball to handle some of the, some of our me to revise. each generation has had a hand in writing the hotels history, from big politics to celebrity encounters the owners, have navigated every twist and turn with signatures with discretion. and they're ready to great. what chapter comes next.
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