Scenes at an Orphanage in Dachau, Germany, at end of World War II.
Dachau Germany Date:1945 Duration:2 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
The time is at end of World War 2. Slate describes this film as the Orphanage at Dachau. A bucolic scene shows horse-drawn wagon moving along country road, with twin spires of a church, visible in the background. Camera zooms in on church spires and roof, and then to a sign near the door reading,"DP Childrens Center, UNRRA, Team 182." (DP means Displaced Persons, UNRRA stands for United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.) At the entrance, itself, a sign reads:"Ausländer Kinderstation, UNRRA, Ausschuss 182 (Foreign children's ward, UNRRA, committee 182). Children run down the stairs of the building and are seen, next, outdoors in a grassy churchyard, where they form a circle, hold hands, and dance and sing. Scene shifts to indoors in a high-ceilinged room filled with daylight from several large windows where the children sit for a nourishing mid-day meal. Men in military-like uniforms pass trays of food to children standing in line. A similarly-dressed woman helps several very small children down the stairs. A line of babies sit at a long table and are fed by a Nun in habit. Closeups of the babies trying to feed themselves. Next scene shows a Nun washing the babies, in a nursery, with cribs in the background. View of many pre-school age babies seated on the floor playing together with toys. Outside, in the grounds, school age boys play football (soccer), while schoolmates watch from the sidelines and cheer.
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