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Zeilsheim DP Camp

Life at Zeilsheim DP camp (a small German town converted into a DP center), including a protest march and Robinson family members in various settings.;All footage shot in camp. Fay and Alice play in snow, houses in BG. Joseph (born in Zeilsheim on August 25, 1946) in the baby carriage. Children play near house. Children

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Queen’s Day celebrations in Amsterdam

Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam. “JWB” painted on the field with a crown. Pan across the field. People holding flags visible on the sidelines. Events at the stadium during the 40th anniversary Jubilee celebrations for Queen Wilhelmina in 1938. Cars driving into the stadium and around to the section where the cameraman is seated. Crowds in

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Hanna dances at a folk festival in Olomouc and then boards a train to return home to Poland

A large, traditional German festival in Olmuetz with many couples dancing. Hanna dances on her own on a path with woods behind her. Hanna and her mother Ella board a PKP train with sign: “Stanislawow-Woronienka.” They look out from the train window and say their goodbyes to family in the station

1935 Inauguration of the Philippine Commonwealth

Inauguration of the Philippine Commonwealth (of the United States). The Commonwealth was created by the Tydings-McDuffie Act, which was passed by Congress in 1934. When Manuel L. Quezon was elected president in September 1935, he became the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines. The Commonwealth Government was inaugurated on the morning of

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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 3 – Family Funeral (1997)

This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family attending a funeral for a family member, where they observe the graveside traditions of their Iranian-American community. The mourners take part in prayers and songs led by a clergy member.

Yousefi Family Collection, no. 4 – Yousefi Wedding, Traditional Persian Ceremony (2001)

This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family celebrating traditional Persian wedding customs at their daughter’s wedding in Addison, Texas. The bride and groom sit under a silk shawl held by family members in front of their wedding spread while the traditional ceremony is performed in both English and Persian.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 73 – Funerals

This home movie includes footage of two funerals and a burial.