Activities of Eleanor Roosevelt in post-World War II period
United States USA Date:1947 Duration:5 min 0 sec Sound:Yes
December, 1945, former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, now appointed by President Truman, as a delegate to the United Nations, is seen with other members of the U.S. Delegation. She is seen speaking while serving as chairman of the UN Committee Three, dealing with human rights. She recognizes the delegate from the USSR, as the committee addresses issues of refugees. (The USSR insists that displaced persons be returned to their original homelands.) As chairman, Mrs. Roosevelt, rules a USSR proposal out of order, causing the USSR representatives to leave the room. A glimpse of Eleanor Roosevelt at a microphone during debate over the issue with the USSR, before the full General Assembly, where she successfully argues to allow refugees to make their own decisions about repratriation. She is seen sitting next to delegate,Senator Arthur Vandenburg, at the forum. Eleanor Roosevelt being greeted by U.S. Army officers as she steps from an airplane in Europe. She is seen mingling with persons in Europe, displaced by World War II. Back in the UN forum, she extols the International Declaration of Human Rights as an "International Magna Carta of men everywhere," and goes on to compare it with similar charters of history. She is seen at a Pan American World Airways terminal, preparing to board a flying boat (unseen). Several scenes show Eleanor Roosevelt visiting with people in various parts of the world, with particular attention to children. She speaks of her candid nature in a broadcast.
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