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Jewish family after the war; DPs prepare for journey to Israel; new babies at DP camp

Film | Accession Number: 2015.565.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1807 | Film ID: 4153

Dark shots of Menachem, INTs. Street scene in Bari, Italy, horse and buggy, Hannah pushes Menachem in pram. Nice group shots of local children (Italian? DPs?) on a residential street. Moshe makes a face to the camera. Window displays of dolls, Hannah and Menachem walk on the city street towards a truck marked “Sica, Milano.”

01:35 Men carry rafts over their heads and lower them into the water at a beach near Santa Maria di Leuca DP camp in Italy. VAR shots of Menachem, Moshe and Hannah at DP camp in Italy (similar atmospheric shots as Film ID 4152). Barracks/huts. Hannah feeds baby with a spoon, rests on a cot, bathes the boy in a small tub, towel him off, play and feed him again. Menachem plays outside with small pots and learns to walk. New babies lined up in carriages at the DP camp in Italy.

11:04 Hannah washes clothes in a tub, hangs them on a clothes line. A friend holds up baby Menachem in a toy rocking horse, Hannah feeds him a cookie. Hannah smokes and pushes Menachem in his carriage on the beach (also in Italy?). A young woman walks away from camera toward the huts. Woman drinks from a bottle nearby a table of provisions. CUs of Menachem in carriage.

Event:  1946-1948
Bari, Italy
Santa Maria de Leuca, Italy
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Menachem Shapiro
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:13:57
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