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Transit camp in Eindhoven

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.0172 | Film ID: 4315

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    Transit camp in Eindhoven


    Scenes from a transit camp located in the Philips factory in Eindhoven, Netherlands. According to the IWM record, the camp was run by the 506 Detachment, Civil Affairs, and the nationalities of the laborers include Dutch, French, Polish, and Russian.

    Adult and children civilians (former foreign forced laborers) and British soldiers in front of military trucks. CUs of a woman talking and laughing with a British soldier. Military truck carrying civilians enters a gated compound. Passengers disembark from the back of the truck. Quick shot of slate indicating 3/15/1945 and cameraman Sgt. Collins; roll 2. Former forced laborers go through some kind of registration or other official process. Man in civilian clothes sitting behind a table appears to check and cross off names on a list. CUs of individuals going through this process. CU of women holding babies. Refugees enter a doorway carrying suitcases. A man is prevented from entering with his bicycle and told to leave it outside. People go through a line and receive food or medicine packet. At 01:55 a young man wears a P badge or pin of some kind on his lapel (perhaps identifying him as a Polish forced laborer?). CU on the canister indicates that people are receiving “Welfare Biscuits.” Tracking shot of smiling refugees as they relax, eat, and talk. CU of young boy playing an accordion and an older boy playing a mandolin. CU, tapping feet wearing boots.The refugees laugh and goof around.
    Production:  1945 March 15
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
    Camera Operator: Collins
    Producer: Great Britain. Army Film and Photo Unit.

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    • Master 4315 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4315 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4315 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4315 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD

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    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased digital copies of films from the Imperial War Museums in London in July 2017.
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    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: A70 266 02
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:11:42
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