Jewish displaced persons inspected at a Displaced Persons' (DP) Center in Bensheim, Germany. Mr I L Kenen, Mr Jacob Blaustein and Mr Chaplain Friedman visit the Jewish DP center. A crowd of Jewish displaced people on the streets. Blaustein, Kenen and Friedman sit into their cars and drive on roads. They talk to the displaced Jewish people and then talk with each other. A group of young men and women parade. Young children at the DP camp. Young children march at the camp.
Jewish displaced persons inspected at a Displaced Persons' (DP) Center in Bensheim, Germany. Mr I L Kenen, Mr Jacob Blaustein and Mr Chaplain Friedman visit the Jewish DP center. Cars of visitors drive on a road to the camp. A crowd of displaced Jewish people surround the visitors. Few men stand by the road and watch the cars move. Blaustein, Kenen, Friedman and others inspect the group of marching boys and girls.
Jewish displaced persons inspected at a Displaced Persons' (DP) Center in Bensheim, Germany. Mr I L Kenen, Mr Jacob Blaustein and Mr Chaplain Friedman visit the Jewish DP center. A signboard reads 'Victory Guest Club' where the visiting party stayed. Cars move inside the guest club. Inspection party stands on the door steps of the guest club and address crowd of people gathered outside.
The London Blitz. Sections of London ablaze from German bombing.US President Franklin Roosevelt signing H.R. 1946, Lend-Lease legislation. View of last page of H.R.1946, signed by Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and by President Roosevelt. United States sends war material to England. 'USA' written on Lend-Lease boxes being loaded on lorry after arrival in Britain. Huge crates of Lend-Lease war materiel on railroad flat cars pulled by locomotive. Smoke rises up from the engine. 'Machine tools, BULLARD, Bridgeport Conn.' written on crate in transit.
Reconstruction problems in Europe in the aftermath of World War II. Examples of prewar Germany's industrial and commercial prowess, showing its consumer products and famous cameras. A German coal-burning power plant and miners extracting coal from Germany's vast natural supplies. Coal being transported by conveyer belt. Open rail cars loaded to capacity with German coal. A German iron and steel plant dependent on coal. Shift to postwar destruction including destroyed: German factory; locomotive; rail yards; trucks; farm machinery; fertilizer plant; farm fields lacking crops. Shift to prewar era with view of British coal cars getting ready to be emptied for export to Europe. Current postwar view of British coal cars and coal, that narrator says are barely enough for her own needs. View of prewar German coke being loaded onto conveyers. Coal miners receiving food ration cards. Animated map showing "Iron Curtain," of Soviet occupation, separating traditional German regions of agriculture from those of industry. British Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin; French Foreign Minister, Georges Bidault; Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov; and U.S. Secretary of State, George Marshall; are seen at the Paris Conference in 1946 where they negotiated the postwar future of Germany. Reminder footage of Hitler with brownshirts in 1930s. Italian police coping with communist inspired unrest in Italy. Bombed out buildings in snow. Europeans literally scratching for bits of food from pavement and trash heaps. Two women fighting with each other. Dejected woman. French Communist party leader, Maurice Thorez, haranguing a large crowd. Party flag with hammer and sickle behind him.
A memorandum expresses Adolf Hitler's desire to invade Czechoslovakia. Munich Pact discussed during the trial of Nazi leaders for war crimes in Nuremberg, Germany in 1946. Footage from 193 8 as Adolf Hitler and other leaders from Britain, Italy and France sign Munich Agreement or Munich Pact that leads to annexation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany. Czech President Emil Hacha arrives to meet the German leaders.