Jewish Service at Belsen
- Event Date
- 1945 May 19
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
Jewish religious service outdoors, which cameraman describes as having a "simple sincerity." Two rabbis assisting Reverend R.H. Hardman are both ex-POWS - Rabbi H. Helfgot (Yugoslavian, bearded) and Rabbi B. Goldfinger (Polish, clean shaven). Sunny day, large gathering, organized event, lots of people. Young women with arms around each other, staring without apparent emotion. Rabbi holds up Torah. Makeshift ark, tapestry. VLS from above of gathering, big circle of people crowded together, outer ring of people stand on benches. Long line of little kids coming together, join and enter circle. CU, Rabbi reading. More CU of women, very serious, sad, clinging to each other. Another CU of clergy, Rev. Hardman.
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