• Short Summary

    At the end of May 1939, the French ship Flandre brought German, Austrian, and Czech Jewish refugees to Havana, fleeing Nazi Germany.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Refugees find haven after weeks at sea

    CUBA: Havana:
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    Various shots of French ship (The Flandre) moored in harbour / People on boat's deck speaking down to others on quayside / Woman and young child along down gangplank / Crowd of people gathered being railings at docks / Woman on quayside pointing up and praying / Girl leaning over deck rail / Women and children hugging one another on deck, one girl crying / Girl looking through porthole window, speaking to man on quayside / Woman on quayside speaking to men through porthole, woman wiping away tears

    SLATE INFORMATION: Good scenes

    General view Flandre ship moored at dockside

    Ships and Boats; Germany; Ethnic Minorities; Displaced Persons; Jews
    Background: At the end of May 1939, the French ship Flandre brought German, Austrian, and Czech Jewish refugees to Havana, fleeing Nazi Germany. Cuban officials, however, would not permit the Flandre's passengers to disembark.

    Shows Jewish refugees onboard a ship arriving in Havana harbour in 1939.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETP6EMXOGIKHI8V13X12CPRTV
    Media URN:
    VLVAETP6EMXOGIKHI8V13X12CPRTV
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1939
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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