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Refugee Today and Tomorrow
A fierce denunciation of anti-Semitic policies in Nazi Germany seen in the context of the global refugee crisis of 1938.
Documentary 1938 17 mins
A compelling mixture of anger and hope drives this portrayal of the persecution of refugees in Europe and Asia. The film presents a slowly building sense of injustice which climaxes in the powerful central section of the film: a depiction of Germany’s treatment of its Jewish citizens which, in its unequivocally anti-fascist message, distinguishes March of Time from other newsreels’ more timid treatment of similar events.
Two years in the making, this impassioned polemic against the anti-Semitic policies of Nazi Germany exemplifies the zeal with which March of Time reported politically and socially controversial issues. The use of maps and statistics to convey the scale of the problem is also typical, as is the sense of drama created by the mixture of real documentary footage and reconstructed scenes. The shots of Gestapo headquarters, for instance, were filmed at March of Time’s New York Studios, whereas the footage from Woburn House in London showing the interrogation of refugees is genuine.
Jewish Britain on Film
Harold Defries Bar Mitzvah
Amateur film 1960 9 mins Silent Location: Redbridge
Some serious moves can be seen by guests of all ages in his lovely film showing the Bar Mitzah celebrations of Harold Defries in London in 1960.
Children's Outing to Northumberland 2
Amateur film 1937 2 mins Silent Location: Northumberland
Jewish children enjoy the warm Northumbrian sunshine as the rise of Fascism in Europe threatens peacetime.
Documentary 1988 8 mins
An intimate account of frustration and disarray in 1980s Britain from the point of view of a young woman.
Talmud Torah and Home for Aged Jews
School programme and Educational film 1936 23 mins Silent Location: Leeds
An admonishment to keep to Orthodox ways, or a young Jew poking fun at this; whichever way this film is viewed, it gives a fascinating insight into Leeds Jewish community c.1936.
The Friendship Club River Tyne Boat Trip
Amateur film 1956 1 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
All aboard a Tyne ferry, the Friendship Club of Newcastle take a pleasure trip down river in glorious summer sunshine.
Opening Maccabi House in No. 9 Windsor Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne, by the Rt. Hon. Lord Nathan of Churt
Amateur film 1951 15 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A big welcome for former Labour politician Lord Nathan at a smart new post-war Maccabi club in Newcastle.
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -
Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
Amateur film 1976 4 mins Silent Location: Netley Marsh
The hot summer of '76 is made even hotter by a line-up of working steam traction engines in this nostalgic film from R H Collins
Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
Journey back to the 50s where the boys of Eastbourne College enjoy a jolly good time square bashing, parading, playing rugby and athletics, rowing on the River Ouse and touring.
Hove, Horsham and Horses
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Hove
Catch a glimpse of Hove's old town hall before the bull-dozers move in as well as leafy Horsham scenes and a local hunt at Patcham in this film from Doreen Combes
The Queen visits Hove's Greyhound Stadium
Amateur film 1962 4 mins Silent Location: Hove
Travel back in time to 1962 and see bubble cars on the road, service at the garage as it used to be and the Queen and Prince Philip paying a visit to Hove's Greyhound Stadium.
Ploughing at Fulking and views of Shipley Mill
Amateur film 1969 4 mins Silent Location: Fulking
Frank Gregory captures rural West Sussex in this charming film from 1969 - featuring Shire horses at a ploughing match and excellent views of a spinning Shipley Mill