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Zeilsheim DP Camp

Film | Accession Number: 2005.243.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0669 | Film ID: 311

Life at Zeilsheim DP camp (a small German town converted into a DP center), including a protest march and Robinson family members in various settings.

All footage shot in camp. Fay and Alice play in snow, houses in BG. Joseph (born in Zeilsheim on August 25, 1946) in the baby carriage. Children play near house. Children and adults march, carrying flag of Star of David, in celebration of Lag B'Omer. Robinson family, including parents Ephraim and Sarah and children Fay, Alice, and Joseph, walk past sign "Zeilsheim Assembly Center, UNRRA Team." Robinson family entertains visitors. Children play and dance. Fay's birthday meal at indoor table (Fay is dressed in the dark velvet dress). Outdoor community ceremony, large crowd, number of American soldiers in uniform. Symbol of menorah over doorway as men walk in, small sign to right says library. Large sign over building says "Fachschule ORT." Men behind long dais outside, Jewish police. Various speakers. Men standing on roof with Star of David on it. Zionist anti-British demonstration of mostly men in the streets of town, banners praising Truman, urging right to go to Palestine, American MPs speaking and gesturing to men in crowd, clearly tension present. Large entry gate archway with sign "IRO Assembly Center 557" and welcome banner. Men walk down street, MCU of group of children who wait for these men.

Film Collection Title
Ephraim Mayer Robinson Collection
Event:  1945-1948
Production:  1946 to 1948
Zeilsheim, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Alice Lev
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:02
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