[Full video on http://youtu.be/b8UEqO6KoMU ]
35 yrs ago (in 1979) the German vessel Cap Anamur - Port de lumière departed from Kobe, Japan in order
to start a rescue mission in the South China Sea.
11300 Vietnamese refugees who fled by boat were fished out of the sea and rescued until the mid 1980s.
It's time to say thank you to the German people and government who support this mission.
And especially thank you to Rupert Neudeck who founded the Cap Anamur mission.
A memorial for the boat people was inaugurated
on Sep. 12, 2009 in Hamburg near the port.
30 years ago a vessel which was called "Cap Anamur"
arrived in Hamburg with the first Vietnamese
refugees of the former Republic of South Vietnam.
Special guests were Dr. Rupert Neudeck, the founder of the
Cap Anamur Campaign and *Dr. Philipp Rösler, minister
for economy and transportation of the state Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).
With the help of Mr. Neudeck, the German government
and the German people many lifes were rescued.
This memorial is also in remember of the
"boat people" who died while the escaping.
The sound is still original and there is no translation
for the speeches.
*Update: Since mid October 2009 Dr. Philipp Rösler has
become the Minister of Health.
A Bao Tian Production 2009 for Đại Việt Entertainment.