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JDC supplies unloaded for refugees in Cyprus

Film | Accession Number: 2019.562 | RG Number: RG-60.7112 | Film ID: 4477

Dockworkers unload relief supplies (most likely in port of Famagusta) for Jewish refugees held in British detainee camps on Cyprus (from August 1946 to February 11, 1949). The Joint provided food, medical, and welfare supplies and other services for detainees. Two men wheel a box filled with fish. Boxes offloaded from a ship by a crane, the boxes lowered. Boxes of fish are loaded on hand trucks by dockworkers and carted away. Men move a large wooden board labeled “AJDC 832 CYPRUS”. Workers carry large sacks on their shoulders. Ship in BG. CU of fish in open box as it is wheeled past, truck reverses. CU box of fish on hand truck. Men load boxes into the back of a truck. Men in FG carrying boxes of soap on their shoulders, ship in the BG. Man carrying “200 PIECES 50 LBS SOAP” box. Crane lowers more crates of soap. Dark shots. Men carry sacks away from a truck and into a building. Man jumps off back of a truck and closes the gate. View out onto the street of an open window with the side of a building in distance.


Duration
00:02:38
Date
Event:  circa 1946-1948
Locale
Cyprus
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives
 
Record last modified: 2020-09-22 13:11:46
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