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Postwar conditions of housing and YMCAs in Europe and the Far East

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.1737 | Film ID: 3054

Credits. EXT, bridges in San Francisco and Germany. Bridges at war - soldiers and tanks, bombings. Repaired bridge in Manila in October 1946. Views of damage to buildings in Manila. Children and young people in Manila, food shortages. YMCA services. 01:06:36 Boys club meeting of the YMCA outdoors in Manila. Baseball game. Damaged Y building. INTs, woman cooking in her home; her family eats. Student accommodations. Vocational training - repairing an automobile. Boxing match. Amateur night (musical performance).

01:09:55 Cathedral in Prague. City scenes, some buildings with damage. Two men enter the YMCA building. Boys swimming in pool and playing basketball. Prison. INTs, guillotine. CU, Miloslav Kohac (?), a YMCA staff member and prisoner during World War II. He scrubs the floor.

01:12:55 HAS, Shanghai city in 1947. EXT and INT YMCA buildings. Training men with new vocations in a woodshop. Other YMCAs in China that were destroyed. Children eating at daycare centers and preschool classrooms.
01:14:43 Pile of rubble in Warsaw, Poland, children at play. YMCA building, children enter and play games. Adults eating in a cafe. Boxes of UNRRA supplies are lifted off a ship and distributed. Map animation displaying the locations of damaged YMCAs in need of repairs or young people in need of rehabilitation. Narrator explains the importance of fundraising for the World Youth Fund to help Y staff or others in need in Poland, Philippines, China, Czechoslovakia, and elsewhere, against a landscape of shots of people seen earlier in the film production.

Event:  October 1946 to March 1947
Production:  1947
Warsaw, Poland
Prague, Czechoslovakia
San Francisco, CA, United States
Manila, Philippines
Shanghai, China
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:41:58
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