The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Collection

The Forgotten Children

17 Minutes, 1945
Genre:
Documentary
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Directed by: Unknown
Production Company:Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Language: English
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Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A short documentary film produced by the Hadassah organization to raise funds for the Youth Aliyah movementThe film describes the rescue story of the children who were orphaned after World War II, were collected by the Youth Aliyah movement, and were allowed to come to Israel and get a new life The film is accompanied by archive footage from the docking of the immigration ship Henrietta Sold and the deportation of the immigrants to internment camps in Cyprus, from the youth immigration institutions in Israel, and disturbing footage from the ghettos and concentration camps aftermath.

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