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Farming, church service, soccer, orchestra, theater at Camp Westerbork

Film | Accession Number: 1999.323.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2104 | Film ID: 2241

MS, horse, pasture. CU, feeding horse. Little boy sitting on horse without saddle. WS, horse running through field. CU, sheep. 02:30:11 Moving train, shot from inside, piles of bricks in open wagons. Farming: young man plowing by hand. Horse-pulled plower. Pan of group of young men and women in black uniforms preparing soil for seeds, using cylindrical wooden tool. Women with yutta bags around their necks, filled with flower bulbs, throwing bulbs into pepared holes. CU, slow motion of working with wooden rower. 02:36:02: WS, same group of people resting, laying down in meadow. Pan, people resting, lying on the ground. More planting. 02:37:00 Wagons filled with bricks. Man getting manure in horse-pulled cart. 02:39:32 CU, brick water canal system. Pan of brick canal, water getting through. 02:39:56 WS, group of men leaving barrack carrying large saws and hatchets. Pulling logs, cutting trees, sawing off branches. Women painting W (for Westerbork?) on logs. 02:46:40 Religious service, Christian? Priest dressed in black reading from Bible? Two candles burning and wooden cross on table. 02:46:49 WS, soccer match in field between barracks, enthusiastic audience. Women exercising in circle, with camp watchtower nearby. 02:51:00 WS and pan, view of orchestra pit, with two piano players, rows of violin players, saxophone, trumpet. 02:52:06 WS, two male comedians with hats and walking sticks, laughing and kicking each other. Theater and cabaret performances: woman in maid uniform performing skit. Comedians performing (slapstick), peeking behind stage curtain, laughing. Woman singing and playing violin. Couple in formal evening attire, dancing. Women dancing, striptease, playing toy saxophone. Woman sitting on piano singing, woman in camp uniform and wooden cart passing by (part of the performance). Theater play dealing with life in camp. 02:56:30 Stage curtain closing, actors bowing.

Film Title
Event:  1944
Production:  1944
Westerbork, Netherlands
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:40:57
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