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Oil fields; Romani people

Film | Accession Number: 1992.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0613 | Film ID: 301

With intertitles in English. Part 2.
Oil fields in Europe with short segment on Roma. Trains in the town of Ploesti, a large town near the oil fields. Oil wells in Moreni. Roma (?) carrying goods with bullock-drawn wagons. Intertitle re: vendors of drinks, fruit, etc. MS of Roma men and women seated on slabs with posts all about them. Next to them are baskets of fruit and a pail. Wagon with log on it passes in front of them. MCU of same group as woman walks by with basket. MS two men with pole that has basket at each end are selling to a third man. One man has pole on shoulder, other has pole on ground. Man buying it having his bag weighed. Intertitles and scenes showing how the wells operate. Intertitle "Gypsies of Romania." MS woman in kerchief doing wash in what looks like a carved out wooden log with tents in BG. Two women standing, woman sitting with child to left, man on seat in front of stove or fire, another woman on right at pile of cut branches. Man and several women smoking cigarettes.

NARA story card indicates: Part 2 shows a Hungarian market, a grain mill and oil barges on the Danube, and a view of Russe, Bulgaria. Part 3 shows activities at the Romanian oil fields at Moreni, Balcoi, and Bustenari. Includes view of native vendors and Roma. However, Part 2 shows activities at the Romanian oil fields and the slate at the end of part 2 reads: "Part One features Germany, France, Spain, Morocco and Algeria. Part Three features Poland, Greece and Egypt."

Event:  1920-1930
Production:  1926?
Moreni, Romania
Ploesti, Romania
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:39
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