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Laying of the cornerstone at the De Rijp condensed milk factory owned by Dutch Jews

Film | Accession Number: 2016.79 | RG Number: RG-60.1781 | Film ID: 4141

Slow pan of a city on a waterway; tree-lined banks and steepled buildings; extended views of the flatlands across the water from town, including a windmill and people working in the fields; 01:01:17 detailed views of the edifices of various buildings in the town of De Rijp, and of a canal, taken from an upstairs window; 01:02:56 Slow pan of a smokestack and chimney emanating steam; surrounding houses and industrial buildings; the sign on one building reads "De Beemster" at Tuingracht 32; 01:05:09 A man drives a horse-drawn cart carrying metal milk canisters; the interior workings of the milk factory, including pumps, timing belts, and milk canisters being filled; 01:08:03 A white-coated factory worker helps to make, and others label, packages of condensed milk; 01:11:05 Men shovel coal into a wheelbarrow; steam escapes the factory through a side door; bricks and rubble lay in the vacant lot next-door; a close-up of the factory's sign, reading "De Beemster"; 01:13:02 Two men smile at the camera from the other side of a wooden fence; a young boy leans against a cart in the yard adjacent to the factory; 01:13:44 Panning close-up of a tall piece of wooden construction equipment; construction begins on the lot next to the old factory; using the crane to move large logs across the site and hoist them into the air; a pile driver hammers the logs into the ground; men use saws to cut down the piles to a uniform height; 01:18:20 concrete is poured to lay the foundation atop the piles; a bricklayer works to build the factory's new walls; 01:20:08 Sonja de Kadt, the wife of the factory owner, shakes hands and lays the ceremonial cornerstone, and receives a bouquet of flowers; men and women watch the ceremony and talk; construction workers at work; the new concrete floor and the wooden scaffolding.

Event:  1941 May 29
De Rijp, Netherlands
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Wilhelmina Juhlin
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:26
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