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Performers at convalescent homes and DP camps in Italy

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.562 | RG Number: RG-60.7113 | Film ID: 4477

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    Performers at convalescent homes and DP camps in Italy


    Soprano Marguerite Kozenn and pianist and composer Julius Chaje shake hands with two men in front of a gate at a rest home or DP camp in Italy with the sign “AMERICAN JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE.” Kozenn and Chaje tour the terrace with a large fountain and several small statues. CU of a statue of a cherub. Kozenn, Chaje, and the two men walking down a set of steps in a garden. INT, CU hands playing piano. Chaje plays piano, then stands up, bowing to the camera. Chaje plays piano accompaniment as Kozenn sings for the audience of refugees. Chaje and Kozenn talk to several young refugees in the rest home or camp. Kozenn speaks with an older woman, boys in the background look at the camera. 01:07:10 Italian countryside. View out a bus window of hills, canyons, villages, and a lake. Road seen through the front windshield of a bus. Mountains and a bridge, sometimes the bus side mirror is in the frame. 01:08:18 EXT first aid truck drives under a large cement arch. A man opens the door of the truck and helps the Israeli dance pioneer, Hassia Levy, get out while shaking her hand. CU Levy applies makeup indoors while in dance costume. Levy performs, wearing a long skirt and veil. EXT brief shot of the smiling Levy. She greets the residents outside and carries a toddler.
    Event:  June-July 1948
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:05:57:00 to 01:09:37:00

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    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
    Conditions on Use
    This film can be licensed from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives (

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum jointly preserved this film from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives in early winter 2020 and obtained digital scans of the film in April 2020.
    Copied From
    16mm, B&W, No Sound
    Film Source
    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:04:32
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