Third Congress of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the U.S. Zone of Germany

INT, meeting of the Third Congress of the She’erit ha-Pletah in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. Shots of Jewish DPs (orthodox and secular) in attendance, the press, voting, speakers, and the stage with featured participants. Spectators touring a photograph exhibition. 01:02:53 Short dark sequence of Yizkor ceremony, followed by more images of the exhibition, including CUs of

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Postwar destruction; liberation of Dachau; DPs going home

***The clip that is viewable online is a selected excerpt from the complete story – timecode 06:06:27 to 06:15:14.***;8mm color and b/w motion pictures taken by Dr. Myron E. Greene (a dentist) during his five years in the Army. His unit took over Dachau from the 45th Div. at noon on April 29, 1945.;Scenes showing

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 87 – Virginia Visit

Various scenes of the Freemans with friends and family in Virginia comprise this home movie, including men lowering a motorboat into the water, construction of a home, and children playing.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 3 – Italy Vacation

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family in Italy as they visit the countryside and the beautiful fountains and gardens of Villa d’Este in Tivoli.

The Garcia Collection, no. 3 – Quincea

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of Michelle Garcia standing in a friend’s quicea

The Garcia Collection, no. 2 – Quincea

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a Quincea

Corpus Christi Concert With William Bendix and Peter Palmer

This home movie from the Ryan-Martin Collection captures scenes of a concert in 1960 near Corpus Christi, Texas. Many performers take the stage, including Peter Palmer, William Bendix, Rose Marie, the Holly Twins, and Susan Hall. Scenes include several performances, as well as the acts signing autographs and posing for photos with Sari Martin and

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life,

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 2 – Baby and Peggie (c. 1925)

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family visits citrus groves, visits a Seminole tribe, meets a chimpanzee, and spends a good amount of time in downtown Miami and on the bayfront. The family also visits the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables

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The Alfonso and Margarita G. Diaz Family Collection, no. 2 – Graduation and Backyard Wedding

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a graduation held at what appears to be St. Patrick Cathedral. Later scenes of a backyard wedding are also included.