Shortly after the signing, on 27 October 1956 in Luxembourg, of the Franco-German Treaty on the Saar, Otto Lenz, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) MP and Head of the Saar Committee in the Bundestag, emphasises the hope that this territorial reintegration represents for the millions of Germans still living under foreign rule.
On 1 January 1957, during the celebrations to mark the return of the Saar to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, gives an address in which he welcomes the peaceful manner in which the Saar question has been resolved.
On 1 January 1957, the Saar is returned to the Federal Republic of Germany. On this occasion, the Saar Prime Minister, Hubert Ney, flies the flags of the Saar and of Germany at the Chancellery in Saarbrücken.
Produced in 1957, this documentary film shows the celebrations surrounding the return of the Saar to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) on 1 January 1957. The film also includes an extract from the address given by the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, who welcomes the peaceful circumstances that allowed the Saar question to be resolved and who expresses his hopes as to the future reintegration of the Eastern territories in the FRG.