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DPs emigrate from Bremerhaven, Germany to the United States; scenes of postwar life in Salzburg, Austria

Film | Accession Number: 2003.213 | RG Number: RG-60.4187 | Film ID: 3026

Bremerhaven, Germany: CU of Julien Bryan's name written in chalk on the side of a railcar, he used this as his camera slate. Port: MS of part of the ship the "US Army Transport General William M. Black," passengers wave from the deck of the ship to the camera, a banner on the lower deck of the ship reads: "America Welcomes Its New Citizens," camera pans to upper deck of ship where a banner reads: "Ship to Freedom." The passengers and the US military aboard the ship wave to the cameras. New slate, Salzburg, Austria: US Information Center on a buys street corner. Austrian civilians gather to look at the window displays featuring information about industry and farming in the US. Scene shifts to barge along a river in Austria. New slate: Bremerhaven, Germany: DPs getting off the trains from the first leg of their journey, US military police are patrolling the train platform, young women with their luggage and their ID tags pinned to their coats line up for the camera and then move along. VS of DPs and MPs feet as they move along the train platform. Teenage boys (refugees) waiting in line to board the ship, looking up at the ship that is out of frame, their ID tags are attached to pins that say; "US Committee," they are followed by a group of older ladies, a man with a camera around his neck moves out of the way of the movie camera. VS of refugees filing off of trains and towards the ship. Good CUs of the children, the press, etc. at the port as they get on board the ship. US military cameramen are visible in some shots as well.

Event:  1947
Production:  1947
Salzburg, Austria
Bremerhaven, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:57:00
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