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War damage; Himmler's greenhouse; Zeilsheim DP Camp

Film | Accession Number: 2021.89 | RG Number: RG-60.7169 | Film ID: 4507

Albert Scher served with the U.S. military intelligence between November 1945 and May 1946. The film of "Germany" includes coverage of war damage in Frankfurt, Air force station at Eschborn (Wiesbaden air force base), Orly airbase near Paris, Himmler’s greenhouse in Frankfurt (color), daily life in the Zeilsheim DP camp, soccer match, and children in costume for Purim.

01:09:27 to 01:18:06 - Zeilsheim sequence. Assembly center entrance sign. EXTs. Camp life, crowd of DPs. DP policeman. DPs get into car leaving for Palestine via Itay. Hand-made sign on building: "We Want to Go! We Have to Go! We Will Go to Palestine!" Memorial stone monument. Flag on tall pole in camp. EXTs, living conditions, DPs, parked jeeps, buildings. Police force fake an arrest. Market, food. Soccer match between Jewish and Polish DPs, CUs of athletes, referees, audience. Brief shot of children in Purim costumes (wearing their parents' clothing).


Film Collection Title
Albert Scher Collection
Duration
00:18:58
Date
Event:  1945 November-1946 May
Locale
Zeilsheim, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Germany
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Museum of Jewish Heritage
 
Record last modified: 2021-09-27 14:56:51
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