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UJA/JDC appeal for relief for Jewish DPs

Film | Accession Number: 2000.621.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2632 | Film ID: 2296

Notes taken from NCJF documentation: Against a background of authentic newsreel footage showing the condition of the remaining survivors, the audience is urged to give to the campaign. The funds will allow these people to immigrate, either to Palestine, or the United States, where they can resettle.

The Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) endorses United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) executives' appeal to bring DPs from Europe to Palestine or to the USA.

Remnants of Warsaw Ghetto ruins, DP survivors, people in rags, walking aimlessly. Concentration camp crematoria with corpse at Majdanek. Allies carrying survivors on stretcher to ambulance trucks. Atlantic City 1946, National UJA Conference/representatives from European countries also present. Banner reads: "5,700,000 Did They Die in Vain?". At the Nuremberg trials, shots of European freedom fighters, including wartime head of Maquis, William Rosenwald, Edward Warburg, others identified by narrator. Excerpts of speeches by Joseph Schwartz, Col. Judah Nadich, Eisenhower's advisor on displaced persons, and Mrs. David M. Levy, Women's Division Chairperson. JDC food shelters, medical care, clothing supplies in Europe. Child survivors of Buchenwald boarding train to Marseilles. JDC personnel washing children. In Palestine: New construction; modern equipment; new industries; fishing boats; clearing the desert for new irrigation pipes. Tel Aviv. Students in schools; labs; agricultural training. Immigrants getting off ship "Palestine". Processing of new immigrants in the United States. Mrs. Levy, Women's Division, speaking. VS, refugees.

Film Title
Battle For Survival
Event:  1945
Production:  1946
Warsaw, Poland
Nuremberg, Germany
Majdanek, Poland
Buchenwald, Germany
Tel Aviv, Palestine
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:20:52
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