The Steamship, SS Marine Flasher, arriving in the port of New York after voyage from Bremen, Germany . She is assisted by several tugboats. Her passengers, include many refugees,including former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. A number have benefited from President Truman's December 22, 1945 Directive giving preference to Displaced Persons in obtaining visas. Passengers crowd the deck and wave enthusiastically. Brief glimpse of a ferry boat passing behind the Marine Flasher. The ship has nautical flags and flags of various nations displayed aloft.
The steamship, "SS Marine Flasher," arrives in the port of New York, after steaming from Bremen, Germany. In addition to U.S. citizens, her passengers include many refugees, and former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps, who benefited from President Truman's directive of December 22, 1945, giving preference to Displaced Persons in obtaining visas. Views among the crowds gathered at the dock to welcome loved ones. People waving and smiling. One woman angrily shouting at a guard. Men, women, and children aboard the ship, many wearing identification ribbons. Passengers enter the dock area. Their relatives and friends greet them warmly. A man kisses a woman and weeps. Two men embrace.
Views of men, women, and children aboard the steamship "SS "Marine Flasher" docked at a pier in New York harbor after a voyage from Bremen, Germany. Her passengers include many refugees and former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. Many benefited from U.S. Presidential Directive No. 29, issued on December 22, 1945, giving preference to Displaced Persons in obtaining visas. A woman with her child smiles. A boy waves at friends and relatives on shore. A young brother and sister in the ship. An older and younger woman, likely mother and daughter, show the prisoner number tattooed by Nazis on their arms. The tattoos are sequentially numbered, A-26587 and A-26588. Reuniting people hold each other with warmth and weep. A family of 7 children spanning a range of ages, with no parents evident. (Note: this is the Weber family ranging in age from 4-18. In order of age from oldest to youngest they are Alfons, Senta, Ruth, Gertrude, Renee, Judith, and Virginia (Ginger) nee Bela. The family settled in Chicago. All married and had 24 children and now numerous grandchildren. The children and grandchildren live in across the U.S. in Chicago, Maryland, Texas, Alabama, California, Virginia, Minnesota and in London, England. This Information provided in 2014, by Lynn Chapman daughter of Gertrude.)
Clear aerial views of midtown and lower Manhattan, New York City 1930, but with smoke coming from Hudson River pier of New York Harbor where the North German Lloyd liner Munchen (sometimes Muenchen or München) is seen on fire, shortly after docking in New York after the voyage from Bremen, Germany. Ship emits smoke and fire at the pier. Firefighters spray water to extinguish fire. Views of the piers and slips and dock areas on the Hudson River at New York City and close up views of the firefighters battling the blaze on the Muenchen. The ship subsequently sank at dock. She was raised later in 1930, repaired in dry dock, and returned to service under the new name SS General von Steuben. The ship was sunk in 1945 by the S-13 submarine of the Soviet Union.
United States 8th Air Force Division attack German submarine yards in Bremen, Germany during world War II. American B-17 bombers fly in formation and drop bombs to destroy German submarine yard targets. Gun camera footage shows bombs impact causing fire and smoke.
Aerial views of Bremen City in Germany. Buildings, sculptures, statues and markets in the city. Bremen Town Hall and St. Peter's Cathedral. The Bremen Roland statue and clock tower. Statues and skeletons inside cathedral. Pedestrians and traffic on streets of Bremen.