Cinema propaganda newsreel (Polygoon) September 1940 on a rush for portrait photos needed for the ‘Persoonsbewijs’ , the ID card.
After the German invasion in 1940 the Dutch aged 15 and older were required to carry identity cards (called ‘persoonsbewijs’). This later led to the death of many people.
Polygoons Hollands Nieuws newsreel courtesy of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Open Images).
① memo 20190825 ~ Nobody No Longer Nobody – ID Card Propaganda 1940
Sjabbos | Friday Night (1932) avant garde film documentary made by dutch filmmaker Jan Teunissen (G.J. Teunissen) on the Amsterdam Jewish Quarter when sabbath starts.
It’s the first film presented by the dutch jewish film producer Loet C. Barnstijn – and as and artistic documentary , different from his later films. Sound by Polygoon Haarlem and Tobis-Klangfilm, Studios Éclair Paris-Èpinay-sur-Seine.
Pre-war Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter at the start of the shabbat: street life with shops and market, the Zuidertoren tower strikes 4 o’clock and the sabbath starts. The shops are closing, businesses are being shut down, employees are rushing home.
While the women at home put the finishing touches to the meal, carefully set the table and light the candles, the men hurry to the synagogue. Chazan Blanes enters the Snoge (Portuguese Synagogue) through the side gate, cantor Maroko greets the shabbat in the Grote Synagoge (Great Synagogue).
Jan Teunissen joined the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands in 1940, benefactor member of the dutch SS in 1941 and head of the Filmgilde – the film section of the dutch ‘Kultuurkamer’ – the NS propaganda organisation in Holland during WW2.
Fragments of this film where used in 1941 in the dutch version of the Nazi antisemitic propaganda film “The eternal Jew”.
After the war Jan Teunissen was detained 3 years and subsequently prohibited from working in the Dutch film industry for ten years.
① memo 20160520 ~ Rebel Max’s Russian Medals ~ Partisan for life , rebel, journalist .. and more .. Max De Vries (1914-2014 , Wellen , Limburg , Belgium) about his medals … at the book presentation Last Witnesses ( De Laatste Getuigen – vzw ‘De werkgroep 10 december 2008’ ) in Tongeren , Belgium , May 20, 2011.
” Yes !
They are all mine , yes …
… these are all Russian medals.
[ Can you tell me what they stand for ? ]
The cooperation of escaped Russian prisoners of war – from the coal mines in Limburg ..
… who had joined the Belgian partisan army during the war.
And the Russians – first from the Soviet Union , and now the Russians of today …
who consider me as a veteran of the Red Army. “