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March of Time -- outtakes -- Red Cross operations in Switzerland

Film | Accession Number: 1997.134.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1154 | Film ID: 49

International Red Cross (IRC), Central Agency for War Prisoners. Mail arriving (the Agency received 3,000 letters a day from prisoners, refugees, missing persons, or governments and are sorted by object or country). Meeting of the IRC Committee. Etienne Clouzot, head of the IRC secretariat, has his back to the camera. To his left is Rodolphe de Haller, treasurer of the IRC, Lucie Odier, principal of the Home Nursing Service of the Geneva Red Cross, Carl J. Burckhardt, ex-High Commissioner for the League of Nations, Jacques Cheneviere, head of the Central Agency, Max Huber, former President of the Hague Court of Intl Justice and president of the IRC, Paul des Gouttes, author of Prisoners Code, Mrs. Frick-Cramer, Renee Bordier, Frederic Barbey-Ador, ex-Swiss Minister in Brussels, and Ms. Suzanne Ferriere, asst director of the International Migration Service. Various MSs and CUs. Man bringing reports to Cheneviere, examines reports with Clouzot. 04:22:18 People sorting the mail as it arrives at the Agency. CU, letters. 04:25:24 Signs for "Service Polonais," "Allemand," "Francais," and "Britannique" [Polish, German, French, British]. Filing information cards established for each prisoner. 04:26:14 EXT, the IRC building. Sign: "Croix Rouge Internationale - Agence Centrale des Prisonniers de Guerre." 04:26:53 American Red Cross delegation in Europe. LS, (seated on left) Ernest J. Swift, vice chair of the American Red Cross and Wayne C. Taylor. James T. Nicholson, Natl Director of the American Junior Red Cross, comes in with papers. Men looking at map. 04:27:39 Men walking across Geneva bridge. 04:28:01 LS, offices of the building which houses the Secretariat of the League of the Red Cross Societies (a federation of all Red Cross national societies). CU, Red Cross flag. Arnold Roerhold, Secretary Genl of the Norwegian Red Cross and the Red Cross delegate for Lithuania and Latvia dealing with Polish refugees and Donald de Rouge, Secretary of the League in office, one smoking pipe. CUs, Rouge with two members of the Secretariat: Milson and Royon. 04:29:54 Poster: "Indian Red Cross Society". 04:30:10 At the Central Agency, people sorting Red Cross mail. LSs, of Agency offices.

Film Title
Red Cross No. 2
Event:  December 1939
Geneva, Switzerland
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:57:22
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