Flammable Films Bunker
Former german bunker (Atlantic Wall) in the dunes along the North Sea near Scheveningen , The Hague, with special safes to store the flammable nitrate films of dutch history from the national dutch archive – historic films for safety reasons not allowed within built-up areas.
Here the Westerbork film footage also was examined in the 1990s for clues about the deportation trains and the name of the girl with the ‘working’ name Esther (by researcher Aad Wagenaar) – later to be identified as Settela.
Here a 1980 Polygoon newsreel on the restauration of this RVD archive bunker with new safes.
Source : Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator).
Film edit : Flammable Films Bunker | 20191216 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•Com | ISSN 2949-9313 | CC BY 4.0
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