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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 in Bari city (note the fountain of Cavour Avenue in later shots). 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.” Anti-British 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.

Event:  1946-1947
Santa Maria de Leuca, Italy
Bari, Italy
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Menachem Shapiro
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:13:57
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