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Charity gala: The strongest moment is created by a 102-year-old

2023-12-10T00:07:24.199Z

Highlights: Charity gala: The strongest moment is created by a 102-year-old. Germany is generous: Exactly 21,216,573 euros will be collected for children in need. Wladimir Klitschko: "Children need cuddles, not balls" Mick Jagger donates a special pressing of a Rolling Stones record to "Ein Herz für Kinder" Roland Kaiser buys it at auction and will give it to a friend for Christmas - an even bigger Stones fan.



Last updated: 10.12.2023, 00:56

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Presenter Johannes B. Kerner talks to Margot Friedländer, a survivor of the Holocaust, during the TV fundraising gala "A Heart for Children". © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa

Many stars and bright kids should give the TV gala "A Heart for Children" the lightness of an entertainment show. But it's the heavy topics that stick in the mind.

Berlin - The charity show "A Heart for Children" has once again pulled out all the stops in entertainment. A huge contingent of stars goes to the donation phones. Tennis player Alexander Zverev lets himself be crushed by a 13-year-old at the table tennis table and transfers 1000 euros for each missed ball. Oliver and Amira Pocher can be seen side by side again for a short moment. Roland Kaiser outs himself as a huge fan of Mick Jagger. Shining children's eyes impressively prove that you can do a lot of good in the world with money spent wisely. And Germany is generous: Exactly 21,216,573 euros will be collected for children in need, as presenter Johannes B. Kerner and Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder reveal at the end of the show from Berlin.

Moderator Johannes B. Kerner (l) and Markus Söder (CSU) are pleased about the high amount of donations. © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa

Nevertheless, it is the serious moments that resonate the most. No wonder, given the global situation between the Ukraine war, the Middle East conflict and an accumulation of anti-Semitic attacks in Germany. In a show that actually revolves around children, it's a 102-year-old who creates the most important moment. Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer has an urgent appeal to TV audiences: "When I came back from America in 2010 after living there for 64 years, I could not have imagined that something like this could happen again. That's how it started back then," she says live to millions at the benefit gala of ZDF and "Bild". The petite woman speaks calmly, calmly, calmly, but with a firm voice: "What was done to people back then must never happen again."

It is not the only performance in which the shadows of war and crisis briefly darken the glossy Christmas backdrop. World star Wladimir Klitschko looks sad but determined as he talks about the suffering of children in his home country Ukraine. It is about "getting back our abducted children. Since the beginning of the war in 2014, hundreds of thousands have been abducted, stolen and recruited. Later, after three, four, five years of propaganda, they were brainwashed and given weapons." There are cases where family members are fighting on both sides of the front. "My commitment is to get the abducted children back to their families and to relatives who are still alive." Klitschko's succinct conclusion: "Children need cuddles, not balls."

It becomes more conciliatory when pop star Mick Jagger donates a special pressing of a Rolling Stones record to "Ein Herz für Kinder" - and Roland Kaiser promptly buys it at auction. "It is important to offer children every opportunity for a normal life with protection and education in order to live out their potential," said Jagger in a video call with Kerner. Schlager singer Kaiser then made the highest bid and donated 10,000 euros for the test pressing of the record "Sweet Sounds Of Heaven" by the Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga - one of ten in the world. "Mick Jagger is my hero," Kaiser says. But he will give the record to a friend for Christmas - an even bigger Stones fan. Dpa

Source: merkur

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