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Demonstration; DPs inflate rafts for trip to Palestine; family life; DP protest in Bari

Film | Accession Number: 2015.565.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1811 | Film ID: 4155

Very brief shot of protest/parade in a field, probably in Italy (like Film ID 4154). DPs inflate large rafts on a beach in DP camp in Italy and carry Israeli flags. 07:05 Menachem in his carriage with a still camera. Young men participate in formal ceremony or initiation. The men on the rafts on the water preparing for trip to Palestine.

08:30 Hannah squeezes into her baby’s toy rocking horse. Pan of the DP camp in Italy, huts. Moshe with Menachem - good CUs. Friend makes faces and shows off her baby on camera (possibly Chaim Springer and his parents). More shots of Moshe and Menachem. 09:47 Man polishes shoes and walks a small lizard caught on a rope. The family of three at leisure. Menachem and Hannah make faces for camera, Menachem plays with his father, CUs.

11:03 Demonstration, parades and DPs, men and women in uniform carry signs in Hebrew and English, possibly a protest in Bari, Italy (like RG-60.1804). Children stand under sign: “Down with British Terror in Palestine!” 12:05 Children parading, filmed through a wire fence. A large crowd gathers to hear speeches by three men. Sign: “UNRRA Camp.” A smaller group assembled in a field, with flags.

Event:  1946-1947
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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