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Jewish DPs leaving Berlin, Germany

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2441 | Film ID: 2273

DPs (Jewish) Leaving Berlin, Germany, May 17, 1949. Semitrailer truck loaded with personal belongings of families pulling away from apartment house. LS, neighborhood in German city, truck standing in courtyard. MS, few civilians standing at entrance as workmen are taking out personal belongings. MS, middle-aged woman holding infant child; several people in BG. Household goods standing next to truck. CU, truck. Hand-written on truck "Lufttransport Munchen Frankfurt." LS, man carrying suitcase in litter-strewn yard. LS, semitrailer truck loaded with household effects going into courtyard entrance. People looking on. DP families standing, sitting around yard. MS, woman caressing face of child. Pan shot, DP families standing in semitrailer truck (some smiling). Pan, courtyard in front of large, modern apartment house. DPs standing next to trucks handling their household goods. One little boy has Star of David on cap. CUs, girl. Children standing between packed belongings. Man sorts/packs luggage on top of truck. Men addressing group. VAR shots, courtyard with goods; DPs. Trucks. Semitrailer truck with DPs, backing up to plane. MS, woman standing in truck, smiling, holding baby. Scenes of DPs getting off truck and going aboard plane. FS, little boy followed by his mother followed by man carrying baby, getting aboard plane. FS, man carrying sleeping infant, walking up ladder to plane. MLS, plane door being closed. MLS, plane propeller starting to spin. FS, C-54 taxiing on strip.

Event:  1949 May 17
Berlin, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:28
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