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Santa Maria di Leuca DP camp; Jewish family; protesting British policy against immigration

Film | Accession Number: 2015.565.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1802 | Film ID: 4152

Quick pan of buildings at Santa Maria di Leuca DP camp, brief shot of two women and a Red Cross truck. Hannah plays with her son in the water at the beach, Moshe walks toward camera holding the baby. Hannah and Menachem play outdoors on a blanket with various toys, headphones. Hannah and another friend (seen in Film ID 4155 at 6:02) make faces for the cameraman.

02:11 City EXTs, building with British flag, plaque/crest (possibly the British Consulate General in Milan?). Men in uniform and large crowd of protestors gathered on street. Young people stand on others’ shoulders, making speeches. A handcrafted sign with a swastika and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin’s face: “Successore di Hitler: Mr. Bevin.” Demonstration in the streets, bicycles, uniformed men, Red Cross truck in a public square, etc. 04:45 Signs in Hebrew, English and Italian: “Open the gates,” “Basta con le […] inocente […] Palestina!!”, etc. More processions of people with signs protesting the British policy against immigration into Palestine and Bevin’s outspoken comments in March 1947.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:05:52
Event Date
1946-1947
Locale
Santa Maria de Leuca, Italy
Milan, Italy
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Menachem Shapiro
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Record last modified: 2018-03-07 13:30:22
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