Farewell of U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division at Bremerhaven Sea Port in Bremen,Germany. Transportation Corp personnel and news photographers gather around gangway entrance as troops of U.S. Army 1st Division ascend stairs onto a troopship. Sign: 'Port of Bremerhaven Embarkation Welcomes'. Dependents and children alight from a bus at the pier. Sign: 'Farewell 1st Division, U.S. Army Bremerhaven'. Dock hands casting off mooring ropes as troopship "Upshur" pulls away from pier. American dependents wave as troopship moves away from dock. Harbor tug pulls troopship into a current.
U.S. Congressman Sheppard (Representative California) in Breverhaven, Germany. He leaves the headquarters accompanied by Captain Moses. They enter a car and drive off. Sheppard is taken on a tour for inspection of the U.S. Naval Forces at Bremerhaven. Lieutenant Colonel Seafoss, Colonel Brooks and Captain Moses along with Congressman Sheppard. Sheppard inspects minesweepers.
U.S. Colonel Brooks in Breverhaven, Germany. He comes out of the building and greets Congressman Sheppard (representative California). They enter a building. A board at the entrance reads 'Bremerhaven Port of Embarkation, Headquarters'.
Arrival of displaced persons and refugees of World War 2 in New York, after the war. Men, women, and children arriving at New York City on May 20, 1946 after a voyage that departed Bremerhaven Germany on May 11, 1946. People greet relatives at the dock in New York. Two young men and a girl stand together and show the concentration camp tattoos on their arms. The tattoo numbers are A9496 on the young man with the hat, A13889 on the girl, and B3073 on the young man without a hat. The young man with tattoo B3073 is Berek Gola (also called Bernard Gola) a 20 year old Jewish man from Poland. He had been imprisoned by the Nazis at Treblinka and at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp (where he received the tattoo). A woman and a man holding a young girl stand. Women holding children stand by. A man holding a young child. People debarking from the ship. People crowd at the dock. They meet their relatives. People stand behind a fence. A woman greets her relative. An emotional woman cries when reunited with relatives.
Views from dock in New York and from aboard ship as the SS Marine Flasher arrives in New York on May 20, 1946, after departing Bremerhaven Germany on May 11, 1946. Crowd of people gathered to greet passengers getting off the ship. Scenes show jubilant people and some reunions of family members or relatives. The passengers are largely displaced persons and refugees from World War 2. People disembark the ship. A woman with her child stands in front of a hatch. Three women aboard the ship pose. A woman kisses a man. People meet their relatives. People leave with their luggage. The luggage of the people with tags. Luggage tags with name (Ingeborg) Inge Rummeni of 824 North 38th St. Milwaukee Wisconsin on them. A woman and a child show concentration camp number tattoos on their arms from a Nazi German prison camp.
Activities of the U.S. Army Military Police (MPs). A civilian family in a car is stopped at a check post by a U.S. Army MP accompanied by a local policeman, in Germany. The driver presents identifcation document. An American 1955 Oldsmobile convertible car stops at barrier on opposite side of road, and the MP and local policemen clear it to enter as they also raise the barrier for the first car. Family in the departing car wave at family in the Oldsmobile. A line of German cars awaits entry at the checkpoint.