[Farkash Himsley Home Movies #111]

1950
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Footage circa 1949-50: the christening of a medical school (May 1949) – Rose Halpern giving a speech; US ambassador, James McDonald; the senior class in uniform (black and white footage); overlooking a no man’s land; bombed houses; Jerusalem borough of Mamila – boarded up shops and their subsequent reopening; christening the medical school (in colour) with David Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and Golda Meir; overlooking the Armistice Committee at the no man’s land; Ramat Rachel and the surrounding area (with Helen and Sully Golan and Rachel Matot ); the university’s 25th anniversary celebration at Terra Santa – guests coming together for the event, a woman in the audience gets up to take some photos; filming a video for the university, Hannah Farkas’s lab, lecturing students (in colour) – the footage also features in a university ad.