The Refugee-Today and Tomorrow
Jewish shelter on Mansell Street, Whitechapel, London, England. Permanent institution for helping poor Jews, housing approximately 120 refugees (mostly Austrian). Dining hall, crowded, free meals. Adolph and Sarah Michaelson, the Superintendant and Matron of the shelter from about 1912 until 1940, appear in this sequence (Adolph is the gentleman with the mustache standing at 06:01:13 and at right at 06:01:35. Sarah wears a lace collar in the doorway at 06:02:40. Their daughter, Esther (known as Elsie, b. 1915), is the third serving person in a white coat who comes into the dining room at 06:01:55). CU boys eating. Waitresses, people dining. General view of the recreation room. CUs, scenes of activities, refugees at shelter. CU, refugee typing. General view of sleeping quarters at shelter. EXT, Jewish shelter with refugees entering and leaving. CU, name plate at side of door, "Jews' temporary shelter" and Hebrew below.
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