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Souvenir Simon

① memo 20160511 ~ Souvenir Simon ~ Richard Bloom writing for Simon Gronowski a souvenir on the flyer of our film documentary « Transport XX to Auschwitz » in Kazerne Dossin , Mechelen, Belgium – May 11, 2014.
I finally saw Karen and Richard Bloom in the flesh in Amsterdam , May 10, 2014 – after years of working together ‘in the cloud’ from opposite sides of the ocean on our film documentary « Transport XX to Auschwitz » . Next day, May 11, we drove together from Amsterdam to Mechelen ,  to meet up with Simon Gronowski and friends in the Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen , Belgium.

Film Filmer Transport XX

① memo 20160228 #2 ~ Film Filmer Transport XX ~ A second version now of the film posted earlier today.
This #2 version has the image stabilised (using editing software Final Cut X) and to optimise the stabilisation results the video is shortened also.
This video was made while I was filming in one long take one row of the portraits of the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels, on February 28, 2009.
The short film I made then, and info on the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels , is available via this link on my web site.

Film Filmer Transport XX

① memo 20160228 ~ Film Filmer Transport XX ~ I was not aware that day of this video being made of me while filming in one long take one row of the portraits of the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels, on February 28, 2009.
The short film I made then, and info on the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels , is available in this post on my web site.

tin can pinhole photography

HOLLAND. Rotterdam. September 11, 2011. Taking a pinhole photo of the Erasmus bridge, using a pinhole in a tin can loaded with photographic paper. Darkroom work was done in the SKVR BeeldFabriek – that also supplied the custom made tin can pinhole cameras.
Using a 2nd camera the process was captured for the 1 minute film “tin can pinhole photo”, with original sound and added music called ‘Sonatina Piccola’ (Jan Masséus, composer) performed by the nearby playing Nederlands Jeugd Accordeon Orkest directed by Marc Belder – during this ’24 uur cultuur’ Rotterdam event.

Credits
SKVR BeeldFabriek – Tin can pinhole camera and darkroom
Nederlands Jeugd Accordeon Orkest directed by Marc Belder – Sonatina Piccola (Jan Masséus)
24 uur cultuur Rotterdam
Erasmus Bridge (Erasmusbrug) on the river ‘Nieuwe Maas’ designed by Ben van Berkel
Film and pinhole photography : Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com)

Holland. Rotterdam. September 11, 2011. Tin can pinhole camera © michelvanderburg.com

Holland. Rotterdam. September 11, 2011. Tin can pinhole camera © michelvanderburg.com

Holland. Rotterdam. September 11, 2011. Darkroom pinhole photography © michelvanderburg.com

Holland. Rotterdam. September 11, 2011. SKVR BeeldFabriek – darkroom pinhole photo work © michelvanderburg.com

Holland. Rotterdam. September 11, 2011. Erasmus bridge pinhole photo © michelvanderburg.com

Holland. Rotterdam. September 11, 2011. Erasmus bridge pinhole photo © michelvanderburg.com

TRANSPORT XX – installation Brussels

video framework

Storyboard of the video TRANSPORT XX — installation Brussels

TRANSPORT XX — installation Brussels
Portraits of Jews deported to Auschwitz in 1943

English text below – Français au bas

TRANSPORT XX — installatie Brussel

Video impressie (28 februari 2009) van de confrontatie van voorbijgangers met de TRANSPORT XX installatie in Brussel: 1200 fotografische portretten van joden gedeporteerd van Mechelen (België) naar Auschwitz in 1943.

Vandaag precies 66 jaar geleden — op 19 april 1943 — deporteerde het TRANSPORT XX treinkonvooi 1631 joodse gevangenen van de Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen (België) naar Auschwitz-Birkenau (Polen).
Een op de zeven van de gedeporteerden wist te ontsnappen; ondermeer door de verzetsactie van de drie Brusselse jongemannen — Youra Livschitz, Jean Franklemon and Robert Maistriau — die het konvooi ‘s nachts tot staan brachten na Boortmeerbeek — niet ver van Mechelen.
Het project TRANSPORT XX is een constructie waarin de portretten getoond worden van 1200 van de 1631 gevangenen van dit 20ste konvooi.

De TRANSPORT XX installatie in Brussel werd van 27 januari tot 15 maart 2009 georganiseerd door het BELvue Museum in samenwerking met JMDV – Kazerne Dossin (Meer info hieronder).
De fotografische portretten werden buiten gepresenteerd langs het “Park van Brussel” (Warandepark) tegenover het Koninklijk Paleis. Op deze wijze werden voorbijgangers geconfronteerd met de 1200 gezichten van de slachtoffers.
Met deze gebeurtenis werd tevens de bevrijding herdacht van Auschwitz-Birkenau op 27 januari 1945.

Meer info:

Dit project werd voor het eerst gepresenteerd aan de internationale pers op vrijdag 20 april 2007 bij de Kazerne Dossin / Joods Museum van Deportatie en Verzet (JMDV).

De Kazerne Dossin digitaliseerde de foto’s van Dossin gevangenen, die meestal afkomstig zijn uit het Belgische Algemeen Rijksarchief – Dossiers Vreemdelingen Politie.
Met het project “Geef ze een gezicht” tracht Kazerne Dossin om zoveel mogelijk portretten van gedeporteerden samen te brengen, om hen hun gezicht terug te geven, en de herinnering levend te houden.
Video © 2009 Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) — Sommige rechten voorbehouden: Creative Commons licentie: Naamsvermelding-Gelijk delen 3.0

English

TRANSPORT XX — installation Brussels

Video impression (February 28th, 2009) of the confrontation of passers-by with the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels, that presented 1200 photographic portraits of Jews deported from Malines (Belgium) to Auschwitz in 1943.

Today exactly 66 years ago — on 19 April 1943 — the TRANSPORT XX train convoy deported 1,631 prisoners (mainly Jews) from the Dossin Barracks in Malines (Belgium) to Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland).
One out of seven of these deportees managed to escape, among others by the act of resistance of the three young men — Youra Livschitz, Jean Franklemon and Robert Maistriau — who stopped the convoy that night after Boortmeerbeek (near Malines).
The project TRANSPORT XX is a construction depicting the portraits of 1,200 of the 1,631 prisoners deported on this 20th convoy.

The TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels was organised from 27 January to 15 March 2009 by the BELvue Museum in collaboration with the JMDR / Dossin Barracks (Kazerne Dossin – more info below).
The photographic portraits were displayed outside in the Royal park in Brussels (opposite the Royal Palace). In this way passers-by were confronted with 1,200 faces of the victims.
This event commemorated the release of Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) on 27 January 1945.

More info:

This project was first presented to the international press on Friday 20 April 2007 at the Dossin Barracks / Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance (JMDR) / Kazerne Dossin.
The Kazerne Dossin digitalized the photo’s of the Dossin prisoners, that mostly are from the “National State Archives of Belgium. Ministry of Justice, Public Safety Office, Foreigner’s Police, individual files“.
With the ‘Give Them a Face’ project the Kazerne Dossin aims to bring together as many portraits of deportees from the Dossin barracks in Mechelen as possible and give them back their face – and the memory alive.
Video © 2009 Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) — Some Rights Reserved Creative Commons license: Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Français (French)

TRANSPORT XX — installation Bruxelles

Une vidéo de l’installation “Transport XX” – une série de portraits photos des juifs qui devaient être emmenés de Malines à Auschwitz le 19 avril 1943 (organisée par le BELvue Musée à Bruxelles – 27 janvier au 15 mars 2009 – le long du Parc Royal juste en face du Palais Royal de Bruxelles).
Merci bien Marjan Verplancke et des autres collègues de la Kazerne Dossin à Malines (la Belgique) et le projet ‘Donnez-leur un visage’.

Kazerne Dossin a digitalisé des photos de déportés de Dossin – la plupart proviennent des Dossiers de la Police des Étrangers (Archives Générales du Royaume).
Avec le projet ‘Donnez-leur un visage’ Kazerne Dossin vise à réunir le maximum de portraits de déportés afin de leur rendre un visage.
Vidéo © 2009 Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) — Certains Droits Réservés – Creative Commons license: Paternité-Partage des Conditions Initiales à l’Identique 3.0 Unported

More info on TRANSPORT XX and newer film versions

Original 2009 film version :
TRANSPORT XX – installation Brussels (in this post above)

Newer film versions (with description at the Vimeo site) :
Transport XX – face to face
NB . only minor corrections and new title

Transport XX – face to face (2012)
NB. new cut

 

Transport XX face to face – 1 minute film

A special 1 minute film “Transport XX face to face” was selected in 2010 by The One Minutes and the dutch Museum of National History (innl) for the ‘Where history starts’ event on Nov 28th, 2010 in Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands).

 

Que Siga el Calor – Samuel Truzman & Simon Lapscher

Music video “Que Siga el Calor – Samuel Truzman & Simon Lapscher” : An original song by Samuel Truzman , Simon Lapscher, and Moshe Bitton , with the film of portraits from “Transport XX Face To Face” by Michel van der Burg – matched to the song , was published as a special co-production for Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

Full Documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” via this link

Info updated

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20101130 replaced ‘ClipStills’ by VideoframesWork™
20111215 credits / link info
20120109 french credits
20121030 imported from imichel.com – updated –  replaced ‘storyboard’ for ‘VideoframesWork’
20160505 section “More info on TRANSPORT XX and newer film versions was added above