Broadcast series: OUR Land
in the 50s

75 years of NRW - WDR looks back at the zero hour, tells how the state took off. The 1950s in our state tell like a modern fairy tale. From nothing, around rubble, the state becomes the engine of the young Federal Republic. From conceivably poor starting conditions, NRW manages to soar to unimagined heights out of nowhere. The zest for life returns. Consumption and prosperity return.

The 50s