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Leica camera factory; return of musical instruments; survivors arrive in New York

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2008.40.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4667 | Film ID: 2851

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    Leica camera factory; return of musical instruments; survivors arrive in New York

    Overview

    Description
    Welt im Film. Issue no. 56 (part)

    Title: Industrie im Aufbau [Reconstruction: industry]. Coal mining near Cologne. The coal is manufactured into briquettes, some of which are used to pay reparations while the rest are used by the German people and industry. People at work in the newly reopened Ernst Leitz factory, which manufactures Leica cameras. Shots of people working on microscopes with Leica lenses and 35mm Leica cameras.

    02:02:05 Title: Streiflichter aus Deutschland [Spotlight on Germany ?]. Activities at a former old age home that now houses a recuperation home for those wounded in the war. Young men are looked after by nurses and engage in sports, cards, fishing, and other pursuits. Men return instruments that were removed from a Munich museum for safekeeping during the war. Shots of some of the instruments, including the world's smallest music box. Children from some of the most badly damaged parts of Hamburg take a boat trip on the river. Some 600 to 700 children per day enjoy these boat trips during the summer. The children disembark from the boat and play on the beach and in the water, then sit down to a large communal meal. A young woman conducts a civil marriage ceremony in a government office in Berlin, illustrating the new jobs held by women in postwar Germany.

    02:06:31 A ship carrying over 800 "victims of the Nazi regime" enters New York harbor. People wave from the decks. There are many children among the passengers. The narrator says that most of them have survived Dachau, Theresienstadt, and Auschwitz. Crowds of people wait and wave on the dock. Cameramen film two women who display their tattooed arms. CU on the tattoos. A woman and child show their tattoos. More shots of babies and children (including one who eats a Hershey's bar and has chocolate all over his face) as the narrator says that many of the children are orphans who know neither their home country nor their nationality. Passengers from the ship are greeted joyfully by friends and relatives.
    Film Title
    Welt im Film no. 56
    Duration
    00:07:14
    Date
    Event:  1946
    Production:  1946 June 17
    Locale
    Munich, Germany
    Berlin, Germany
    New York, NY, United States
    Hamburg, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: Welt im Film Newsreel
    Biography
    The Welt im Film [World in Film] newsreel series was produced by the American and British military governments to support the denazification campaign in Germany and Austria. Screening was compulsory in cinemas in the American and British zones of Germany until the late 1940s.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Newsreels.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    02:00:01:00 to 02:07:15:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2851 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2851 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2851 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2851 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2851 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2851 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2851 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2851 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the film excerpts from the National Archives and Records Administration in February 2008.
    Note
    Copyright: Technically the Welt Im Film [World in Film] German newsreels are not in the public domain. Rights are generally held by the Imperial War Museum. However, the Welt Im Film issues sold by the National Archives mainly contain Signal Corps footage which is in the public domain or footage of undetermined Allied forces origin to which no one can claim copyright. Researchers interested in duplication should clear rights through the Imperial War Museum if film excerpts or soundtrack have clear British origin.
    Copied From
    35mm DNC
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5025
    Source Archive Number: 306 WIF 56
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-05 07:33:08
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