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Opening ceremony

Film | Accession Number: USHMM Records 2001.136 | RG Number: RG-60.3862 | Film ID: 2666

Drum role, speaker introduces delegations. Flags representing each country are bought in. 01:05:03 Applause. Speaker talks of the flag which flew over Dachau and was bought down upon liberation; flag is bought into room, symbolizing all concentration camps. It is carried by three survivors, folded up and put on floor - it is not fit to be put up. 01:07:33 State liberators are applauded. 01:08:42 Roberta Peters sings "America the Beautiful." 01:11:24 Applause.

01:12:12 General Michael Gray, of Britain. Introduces British delegation. Discusses responsibility to ensure younger generations are aware of the horrors of Holocaust. (p. 17 "Liberation of Camps")

01:18:15 Lieutenant General Pavel Danilovich Gudz, of the USSR. Speaks in Russian. Discusses anti-fascist struggle, the following of Lenin's peaceful foreign policy. Importance of preventing another world war. (p. 18 "Liberation of Camps")

01:27:29 Jean Laurain, of France. Thanks everyone for challenging the Holocaust, praises the formation of the conference. It is everyone's duty to remember what happened and awaken vigilance. (p. 19 "Liberation of Camps")

01:35:49 Announcements. Conference staff introductions. 01:37:12 Reverend Roy Eckford (sp?) performs the benediction. 01:39:41 Recess.

Duration
00:39:41
Event Date
10/27/1981
Locale
Washington, DC, United States
Language
English
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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