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DP camps

Film | Accession Number: 2000.621.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2635 | Film ID: 2307

Notes taken from NCJF documentation: The film provides a rare look inside DP camps, the crowded living conditions, the lack of activity, the new generation born in the camps, and the attempt at creating some normalcy under difficult conditions.

Smiling children eating. Training dentists, lab technicians. People arriving at unidentified DP camp, waiting in line, loading belongings onto truck, truck leaves, people waving. Long lines of people, uniformed man directs traffic. People waiting, some sitting on suitcases, another truck pulls up, people get on with belongings. Buildings in BG. Train with Red Cross sign reads: "U.S. EMIG. BREMEN PWA RESERVE ZUG 73." Mr. Treger, Chairman of Liberated Jews. Sign in Yiddish on banner at meeting reads: "The Fatherland calls you. Answer and put yourself at the disposal of the Fatherland." Mr. Ratner, Mr. Pickacz, Dr. Plisking (chief of Medical Services JDC and later Maben), Mr. Bill Haber, Dr. Schwartz (General Director JDC Europe). Mr. Treger, speaking. Mr. Sam Haber (Director JDC Austria), Rabbi Snieg (former Chaplain Lithuanian army and Chief Rabbi of DP Camps in Germany), Mr. Auerback (Commissioner of Restitution to Victims of Nazi Bavarian Government). Rabbi Snieg, Mr. Haber and Mr. Schwartz speaking. Sign reads: "3rd Congress of Survivors" in Yiddish. Scenes filmed in DP camp. Many young children and babies, most likely born in the camp, children playing, people walking about, overview of housing facilities, possibly Feldafing camp near Munich. EXT of buildings, snow covered mountains in BG. People plant trees. Man walks by holding young child, people sitting on benches in front of buildings. More views of EXT of houses, laundry hanging, people walking around, some pose for camera, many baby carriages. Young children playing in dirt with rocks and sticks. EXT, houses, people. Sign reads: "Purim Ball" Soccer game.

Event:  1946-1947
Production:  1946-1947
Munich, Germany
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:39:40
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