Mastodon | 20230103 | @michelvanderburg | 1-memo•com | Early 60s starting photography at the age of 11-12 … with a Voigtländer Vito C compact camera (fixed lens / viewfinder / no light meter / no rangefinder) – 35 mm black and white film. Elephants in the ‘Blijdorp’ Rotterdam Zoo in Holland. | TakeNode dad74825-78eb-4e0e-a3b9-1896ac6d5b1b
The Old Fortress of Corfu , Greece – here filmed 29 September 2022 – was used at the end of World War II by the Nazis to imprison the Jews of Corfu prior to their deportation from the island (Ref 1). Greek resistance fighter Manolis Glézos (Sep 1922 – Mar 2020) – who tore down the swastika from the Acropolis in May 1941 – was confined in a cellar there (Ref 2, 3). Last month, 28 September 2022, holocaust survivor Mr Simon Gronowski – escapee from the 20th prisoners’ train convoy to Auschwitz (Ref 4) – spoke in the European Parliament at the Centennial celebration of the birth of Manolis Glézos, on the resistance against fascism, nazism, imperialism and the daily fight for democracy (Ref 5, 6, 7) . Mr Simon Gronowski (born 12 oktober 1931 in Brussels) is celebrating today his 91th birthday … congrats … La vie est belle !
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The Jews of Corfu – a population group that was an important part of the island, contributed to the formation of its history. But the tragic events that befell them were added to the black page of human history.
The film The Jews of Corfu (2022) is a powerful documentary by Mirjan Gjergjevica (direction, cinematography, editing, production) & Maria Boua (script, music, sound, production) with narration by Yannis Andriotis and stories told by Zaharias Matathias • Linos Sousis • Nina Vital.
Powerful — both visually and the sound — filmed in an innovative way, combining ambient sound and stories told outdoors with the Mediterranean background, in public spaces, the streets, and Corfu synagogue – with an excellent film score – that is especially impressive how it manages to accompany the viewer in scenes of holocaust atrocities.
The history of the Corfiot Jews – a mixture of Pugliese (from south Italy) and Romaniote (from Greece) is told in vivid detail from the Middle Ages to today.
I watched this fast paced film twice, last premiere weekend, to fully grasp the whole picture ~ Michel van der Burg – Monday , March 14, 2022.
Review The Jews of Corfu | 20220314 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media
Jews of Corfu: A population group that was an important part of the island, participated in the formation of its history, and contributed to the development of trade and economy. But the tragic events that befell them were added to the black pages of human history.
The Jews of Corfu a film by Mirjan Gjergjevica (direction, cinematography, editing, production) & Maria Boua (script, music, sound, production). Narration by Yannis Andriotis, with Zaharias Matathias • Linos Sousis • Nina Vital.
‘Helping this production was absolutely worth it …’ – Michel van der Burg 😉
The Jews Of Corfu | 20220310
Monday , March 14, 2022 – Review ‘The Jews of Corfu ‘
Powerful documentary , both visually and the sound – filmed in an innovative way, combining ambient sound and stories told outdoors with the Mediterranean background – in public spaces, the streets and Corfu synagogue – with an excellent film score – that is especially impressive how it manages to accompany the viewer in scenes of holocaust atrocities. The history of the Corfiot Jews – a mixture of Pugliese (from south Italy) and Romaniote (from Greece) is told in vivid detail from the Middle Ages to today. I watched this fast paced film twice, last premiere weekend, to fully grasp the whole picture.
Netherlands’ Fight World War II | 20220303 | Settela•Com | Three years of the Netherlands’ fight against the axis 1940-1943
Film about the Dutch urge for freedom in the Second World War, which is said to be rooted in Dutch history. This is followed by images of the pre-war Netherlands with typical views (including the Rijksmuseum, the Night Watch (Nachtwacht), the Muntplein square in Amsterdam, the viaduct of the Hofplein line, new industrial residential areas, Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol), the Afsluitdijk dike, the Dutch East Indies, Curaçao and the Hague Peace Palace (Vredespaleis). A look back at the mobilization with Hr.Ms. Tromp, artillery and soldiers along the waterline. The German invasion including Rotterdam, Moerdijk bridges and Zeeland. HMS Queen Wilhelmina on arrival in England accompanied by baron C. de Vos van Steenwijk. A look at the contribution of the Dutch East Indies. Negotiation with Japanese envoy. Mobilization with images of new material. The declaration of war after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bombardment of Catalinas on [Japanese submarine]. Glenn-Martin’s Bombardment of [Japanese Ships]. The Battle in the Java Sea. The Japanese invasion. Training center for Dutch people in Canada and England and the training of Dutch pilots in America. Images of the army in Suriname during the war with Marmon-Herrington tank. Training in the Netherlands Antilles. Convoy protection. Torpedo boat (TM-8) in view. Patrolling in the West Indies and the transfer by President Roosevelt of the submarine fighter Hr.Ms. Queen Wilhelmina to HMS Queen Wilhelmina on 30 July 1942. The merchant navy fleet of the Netherlands. Images from the occupied Netherlands.
World War II documentary produced in 1944 by the Netherlands Information Bureau (N.I.B.) – an Agency of the Netherlands Kingdom, in het Rockefeller Center in New York , USA . Propaganda – Dutch diplomacy – during World War II for international public (especially the USA) aiming at international cooperation in the fight against the Axis alliance – that is : against Germany, Italy, and Japan . Source : Collection Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH).
Christmas Street Parade Tyrol | 20211223 | 1-memo•com | Mountain Christmas parade in Igls , Tyrol , Austria. ‘Igler Bergweihnacht’ tonight 10 years ago, 23 December 2011.
Bergweihnacht in Igls, Tirol
Stimmungsvolle Bergweihnacht am 23 Dezember 2011 in Igls (Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria). Es ist ein eindrückliches Bild, wenn sich der Umzug mit seinen etwa. 200 kleinen und großen Engel, Nachtwächter, Bauern, Hirten, Hirtenbuben — in alten Kleider — sowie Maria und das Christkind im Schlitten mit Josef zu Fuß, abends durch die Dorfmitte mit Laternen und mitgeführten Tiere bewegt.
Mountain Christmas in Igls, Tyrol
An atmospheric, lantern-lit, Mountain Christmas parade in the evening of 23 December 2011 at the town center of Igls (near Innsbruck, in Tirol, Austria) featuring around 200 local villagers, mainly young kids, beautifully dressed as angels, night guards, farmers or shepherds and shepherd boys with animals, as well as Mary and baby Jesus in a traditional sledge with Joseph on foot.
Bergkerst in Igls, Tirol
Stemmige, traditionele, kerstoptocht op 23 december 2011 in Igls (bij Innsbruck, in Tirol, Oostenrijk). Een indrukwekkend schouwspel, waarbij rond 200 inwoners prachtig verkleed als kleine en grote engelen, nachtwachters, boeren, herders en herdersjongens, alsook als Maria met het kerstkind Jezus in een traditionele slee begeleid door Jozef te voet, ‘s avonds door het dorpscentrum gaan met lantaarns en meegevoerde dieren.
Jordaan Amsterdam 1931 * | 20210728 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•Com
Cinema news reel screened first in Holland in 1931 on the occasion of the upcoming renovation of the poor Jordaan district.
Daily life in the Jordaan district showing the Egelantiersstraat street and Prinsengracht canal with eg. a street sweeper near a city cleaning truck (I guess), bal playing kids, hand carts, horse-drawn wagons, a greengrocer, a woman with a tub cleaning a little cupboard or stove, kids play marbles, girls with breads, jump rope, a black doll, a scissors-grinder and inland ships in the Prinsengracht canal (near the corner Rozenstraat) with a tram car and the Westerkerk church in the background , and the Prinsengracht continuing on the left side of the church were Anne Frank’s family would start living some 10 years later.
Source film footage , Orion – Revue, cinema news reel 1931 “De Amsterdamsche Jordaan Wordt Gesaneerd” (Renovation of the Amsterdam Jordaan) – courtesy of Orion Filmfabriek, Den Haag (producer; Orion Filmfactory, The Hague) | Orion-Profilti | RVD Film- en Fotoarchief (1-3420) | Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (Sound and Vision).
Music : Clair du Lune (Debussy) by Ohad Ben Ari | Artlist
* Update title July 30, 2021 : This title ‘Jordaan Amsterdam 1931’ replaces the inaccurate and misleading original title (burned in film) “Jordaan Jewish Quarter Amsterdam 1931”. Because though Jews were living there (like Anne Frank’s family 9-10 years later – the actual center of the Jews of Amsterdam the centuries old ‘Jodenbuurt’ (literally Jews quarter) is a district on the opposite side of the historic inner city.