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Warehouse operations in the Dutch East Indies

Film | Accession Number: 2002.183.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4446 | Film ID: 2485

In Batavia, the former capital of the Dutch East Indies [Batavia is now Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia] EXT white stucco building from across a street. People in a wagon and riding bicycles pass from right to left. CU, building with the name Lehmann and Co. above the doorway. Black car pulls up to the side of a building and a man, dressed in white with a safari hat, exits the car. He talks to someone in the car, looks at the camera, and waves before entering the building. Another car pulls up and three men in white suits exit the car and enter the building. Again a car pulls up and another man enters the building. 01:03:02 INT, man sits at a desk counting money, briefly looks at the camera. MS, man from a different angle. Two men, one sitting at a desk, hold papers and talk to one another. VAR shots of men in the office. Three men (Batavian locals?) work in an office. One points to something in a book. He looks and smiles. MS, pan, men. Men seen earlier exiting cars in an office, going over paperwork. INT, office with tables, pan as man walks through and another sits at a desk. 01:06:27 Alley, boxes, truck drives slowly towards the camera. Street, pedestrians, some on bicycles. Several people on the truck which is loaded with boxes. Truck sign reads "N.V. HET BATAVIA VEEM." Camera follows truck down another road and parking next to a building. Men unload boxes from the truck. 01:08:03 Warehouse. Boxes unloaded from truckbed. More INT shots of warehouse. Man paints the side of boxes. Batavian men in the warehouse, smiling at the camera. 01:09:39 EXT white stucco building with a car parked in front. Sign hangs from a tree reading: "LEHMANN & CO. AMSTERDAM BATAVIA- C.- SOERABAIA." Batavian man rides a bicycle down the alley seen earlier. Another shot of the sign.

Event:  1938
Dutch East Indies [Indonesia]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Robert F. Kan and Betsy Klein
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:16
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