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  • Settela Film | 20220630
    New 2022 slow motion edition based on the newly found camera-original footage (the original negative film used in Breslauer’s camera May 19, 1944) as published last year in Deportation Westerbork Film | 20210719 (REF 1). Before in 2017 a similar first slow-motion film was published (Settela | 20170721) (REF 2) that was using the ‘duplicate’ … Continue reading Settela Film | 20220630
  • Settela | 20220629
    The 9-year-old dutch Sinti-girl Anna Maria ‘Settela’ Steinbach peeks outside , at the last moment just before the sliding door is closed , standing inside a freight wagon with 74 people on May 19 , 1944 in the Westerbork concentration camp in Holland , when this deportation train leaves for Auschwitz-Birkenau – where Settela is … Continue reading Settela | 20220629
  • Westerbork Film Shots Order
    The original deportation footage of the annotated 2021 Westerbork film (REF 1) provides insight into Breslauer’s way of filming. Focussing on film roll 2 of the deportation reel it is evident that Breslauer — right after filming the toddlers Marc and Stella Degen (REF 11) in 3rd class carriage I at the front of the … Continue reading Westerbork Film Shots Order
  • Westerbork Film Correspondence
    SILENT FILM Westerbork Camp Spring 1944 a film is being made in the Westerbork camp, ordered and produced by camp commander SS-Obersturmführer Albert Gemmeker. Cameraman is the German Jewish prisoner Rudolf Breslauer – the camp photographer. In addition film scripts were made, but the film was never really finished or edited. Westerbork Film Dossier In … Continue reading Westerbork Film Correspondence
  • Westerbork Film Scripts
    SILENT FILM Westerbork Film Plan Spring 1944 a film is being made in the Westerbork camp, ordered and produced by camp commander SS-Obersturmführer Albert Gemmeker. A Film Plan propasal – 1.5 page – is written by his personal assistant the German prisoner Dienstleiter Heinz Todtmann – a journalist before WW2. Cameraman is the German Jewish … Continue reading Westerbork Film Scripts
  • Westerborkfilm Introduction
    Westerborkfilm Introduction | 20220507 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•Com | Introduction by Michel van der Burg on the Westerborkfilm first showing May 7, 2022 in cinema METRO Kinokulturhaus , Vienna , Austria at the DOCUMENTS OF DESTRUCTION | DOKUMENTE DER VERNICHTUNG Symposium 6-7 May, 2022 curated by Florian Widegger. Presented by Filmarchiv Austria … Continue reading Westerborkfilm Introduction
  • Mobilization Holland 1939
    Mobilization Holland 1939 | Dutch cinema news August 1939. Just before Hitler invades Poland (Sep 1, 1939), the Dutch government can no longer ignore the danger of war, and pre-mobilization August 24, 1939 of Dutch military is followed by mobilization August 28. Source : Polygoon Hollands Nieuws (Aug 1939) | Netherlands Institute for Sound and … Continue reading Mobilization Holland 1939
  • Holland On Standby 1938
    Holland On Standby 1938 | Dutch cinema news Sep. 1938 on the imminent international war situation with precautions by the Dutch army and people hoarding food in Holland. Source : Polygoon Hollands Nieuws (Image publ. 19 Sep 1938 ; Sound publ. 28 Aug 1939) | Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision ~ Film : Holland … Continue reading Holland On Standby 1938
  • Jewish Child Refugees Holland News 1938
    Jewish Child Refugees Holland News 1938 | 20220304 | Shelter of Jewish children in the Netherlands, fleeing fascism after the 1938 November pogrom Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht) in Nazi Germany. NL (dutch) Opvang Joodse kinderen in Nederland, op de vlucht voor fascisme na de 1938 November pogrom Kristallnacht in Duitsland. CREDITS Image source : … Continue reading Jewish Child Refugees Holland News 1938
  • Netherlands’ Fight World War II
    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 … Continue reading Netherlands’ Fight World War II
  • Westerbork Film 🎦 2021 | Complete Remastered Edition
    Westerbork Film 🎦 2021 | The complete remastered edition of the Westerbork Film , here annotated online in CC – by Michel van der Burg as an ongoing integrating resource. The original display edition of the restored Westerbork film was edited only for black bar removal conform 4:3 format and insertion of a title card … Continue reading Westerbork Film 🎦 2021 | Complete Remastered Edition
  • Watch Free Online – The Robert Clary Story
    “From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” – A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg . March 1, 2022 – Celebrating Robert Clary’s 96th birthday today announcing this special gift : Watch online free now our full feature documentary “From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” – A … Continue reading Watch Free Online – The Robert Clary Story
  • Cinema Holland News 1938
    Cinema Holland News 1938 | 20220227 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•Com  | Mix of Dutch cinema news in 1938 by Polygoon Hollands Nieuws (source OpenImages) on the imminent international war situation with precautions by the Dutch army in Holland ~ the sheltering in Holland of Jewish children fleeing fascism in Germany ~ and … Continue reading Cinema Holland News 1938
  • Scenes Westerbork Film
    Scenes Westerbork Film – Demo Captions CC English EN | Nederlands NL | Français FR EN — Demo video (silent) showing use of the new captions (CC – closed captions) now available at the start of all scenes in the Westerbork Film on YouTube. Link to Westerbork Film also in the video. NL – Demo … Continue reading Scenes Westerbork Film
  • Vergeten Verdriet | Roma & Sinti Transport 1944
    Vergeten Verdriet | Film : Judith Laemont & Gillian Morreel Op 15 januari 1944 vertrekt Transport Z met 353 Roma en Sinti vanuit de Mechelse Kazerne Dossin in België naar Auschwitz. Later op 19 mei 1944 volgt vanuit kamp Westerbork in Nederland een transport met 245 Roma en Sinti naar Auschwitz. Het merendeel van hen … Continue reading Vergeten Verdriet | Roma & Sinti Transport 1944
  • Jordaan Amsterdam 1931
    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 … Continue reading Jordaan Amsterdam 1931
  • Deportation Westerbork Film
    Deportation Westerbork Film – Edition 2021 SILENT FILM Deportation 19 May 1944 from the dutch Westerbork transit camp, filmed by the German Jewish refugee and camp prisoner Rudolf Breslauer. Shortly thereafter 20 km north in the dutch town Assen, train cars are added from the Belgian Transport XXV (25) from transit camp Kazerne Dossin (Dossin … Continue reading Deportation Westerbork Film
  • Travellers Holland 1923
    Travellers Holland 1923 Caravan dwellers in 1923 at the Binckhorsthoek site in The Hague, Holland. Note the ‘license plate’ numbers G-932 from ’s-Gravenhage (The Hague) and H-491 from Haarlem town. Information from the dutch book : Sinti en Roma in Den Haag (2021) Peter Jorna | Haags Gemeentearchief | haagsgemeentearchief•nl Source video : Polygoon-Profilti (Producer … Continue reading Travellers Holland 1923
  • Gestapo Methods | Evrard Voorpijls
    Evrard Voorpijls – Belgian political prisoner , resistance fighter – told a grim story on Gestapo torture methods, during the Last Witnesses – “De Laatste Getuigen” – book (ISBN 9789054877370) presentation by Marc Van Roosbroeck (chairman of vzw “De werkgroep 10 december 2008”) on 20 May 2011 in Tongeren , Belgium. Evrard Voorpijls (born 6 … Continue reading Gestapo Methods | Evrard Voorpijls
  • Willy & Settela | Born Nomad
    Poster image above : Willy – Settela’s older brother – photographed by Jan de Jong, when playing the violin at the age of around 7 years old. Willy & Settela | Born Nomad | 20210519 | Settela•Com (silent film) In 1935 the nomadic Sinti families Steinbach were photographed by Dutch photographer Jan de Jong in … Continue reading Willy & Settela | Born Nomad
  • Westerbork Film Football Edit | Edition 2021
    Westerbork Film Football Edit | Edition 2021 | 20210517 SILENT FILM The UNESCO – Memory of the World – ‘ Westerbork films’ dossier (REF 1) consists of both the actual film footage, as well as a dossier with the 1944 film plan, film script, title cards (intertitles), and a file with correspondence between the camp … Continue reading Westerbork Film Football Edit | Edition 2021
  • Westerbork Film Intertitles
    Westerbork Film Intertitles | 20210515 | Michel van der Burg | Settela•com SILENT FILM Westerbork Films Dossier The UNESCO – Memory of the World – ‘ Westerbork films’ dossier (REF 1) consists of both the actual film footage, as well as a dossier with the 1944 film plan, film script, title cards (intertitles), and a … Continue reading Westerbork Film Intertitles
  • 1945 – Terugkeer Van Den Vliegenden Hollander | Return Of The Flying Dutchman
    (English below) 1945 – Terugkeer Van Den Vliegenden Hollander Brits-Nederlandse propagandafilm over de Nederlandse vliegeniers, ‘vliegende Hollanders’, tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog en bij hun thuiskomst na de overwinning op de Duitsers. De stijl van de film is heroïsch en bestaat uit fragmenten van archief-, journaal- en speelfilms. Met Philip Bloemendaalachtige voice-over. De film begint op … Continue reading 1945 – Terugkeer Van Den Vliegenden Hollander | Return Of The Flying Dutchman
  • ANONIEM | Meisje met hoofddoekje …
    ANONIEM | Meisje met hoofddoekje … (film zonder geluid) Wie is zij ? Dit bange meisje met donkere ogen en haar witte hoofddoekje – anoniem icoon van de holocaust … een paar seconden in de unieke Westerbork Film. Ruwe beelden gemaakt door kampgevangene Rudolf Breslauer tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Westerbork, Nederland. Begin jaren negentig – … Continue reading ANONIEM | Meisje met hoofddoekje …
  • ANONYM | Girl with the headscarf …
    ANONYM | Girl with the headscarf … (silent film) Who is she ? This frightened, dark-eyed girl with a white headscarf – anonymous icon of the holocaust … a few seconds in the unique Westerbork Film. Raw footage shot by Camp Westerbork inmate Rudolf Breslauer during World War II in Holland. Early 1990s – 50 … Continue reading ANONYM | Girl with the headscarf …
  • Jewish Kid Monument
    Jewish Kid Monument ~ Walking today along the Maas River in Rotterdam , I bumped into this Jewish Children’s Monument, with the names I just learned of 686 Rotterdam’s Jewish children that were deported from here via the dutch transit camp Westerbork to the Nazi death camps Sobibór and Auschwitz-Birkenau of the Third Reich. In … Continue reading Jewish Kid Monument
  • Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945
    Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945 (silent film) ~ My mother did not tell me much and no details on her experiences in World War 2, except for the Hongerwinter (“Hunger winter”) – the Dutch famine of 1944–45 – that she had to eat tulip bulbs. The famine was caused by a German blockade plus … Continue reading Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945
  • Deportation Train
    Deportation TrainDeportation train departure 19 May 1944 at the dutch Westerbork transit camp filmed by Rudolf Breslauer. Shortly thereafter 20 km north in the dutch town Assen, train cars are added from the belgian Transport XXV (25) from transit camp Kazerne Dossin (Dossin barracks) in Mechelen, and the combined transport with Jews, Sinti and Roma, … Continue reading Deportation Train
  • Eating Tulip Bulbs ~ Hunger Winter Holland 1944-1945
    Eating Tulip Bulbs ~ Hunger Winter Holland 1944-1945 . (silent film) My mother did not tell me much and no details on her experiences in World War 2, except for the Hongerwinter (“Hunger winter”) – the Dutch famine of 1944–45 – that she had to eat tulip bulbs. As children in the 1950s our mother … Continue reading Eating Tulip Bulbs ~ Hunger Winter Holland 1944-1945
  • Ashes Pond
    Ashes Pond An unforgettable moment for me that ‘touching the ash pond’ I filmed in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, were I was filming Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel, May 2012, for the upcoming documentary film Miracles. Into this pond were dumped the ashes of the people, who were murdered (gassed) and burned at the nearby crematorium. … Continue reading Ashes Pond
  • WESTERBORK FILMS COLLECTION – UNESCO ALBUM
    WESTERBORK FILMS COLLECTION – UNESCO ALBUM Or watch the album as YouTube  playlist via this link When the Westerbork camp was liberated in 1945 – 75 years ago – the Westerbork Film reels began a new life. The Westerbork Films Collection – silent film – is unique…the only authentic documentary footage filmed in a Nazi … Continue reading WESTERBORK FILMS COLLECTION – UNESCO ALBUM
  • Flammable Films Bunker
    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 … Continue reading Flammable Films Bunker
  • Tracing Lost Westerbork Film…1960s RIOD-NTS clip
    Tracing Lost Westerbork Film…1960s RIOD-NTS clip After the war , in 1946, the National Institute for War Documentation in Holland (Ref 1), known as the ‘RIOD’ (Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie) collected the footage filmed by the Jewish camp prisoner Rudolf Werner Breslauer spring 1944 in the Westerbork transit camp. Not all of this RIOD raw film … Continue reading Tracing Lost Westerbork Film…1960s RIOD-NTS clip
  • RIOD 1948 ~ National Institute for War Documentation in Holland
    RIOD 1948 ~ National Institute for War Documentation in Holland ~ In the first years after the war, the National Institute for War Documentation in Holland , known as the ‘RIOD’ – Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie – started collecting original documents about the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies during the Second World War. In addition … Continue reading RIOD 1948 ~ National Institute for War Documentation in Holland
  • Tracing Lost Westerbork Film Clips…Polygoon Reel 48298
    Tracing Lost Westerbork Film Clips…Polygoon Reel 48298 After the war , in 1946, the National Institute for War Documentation in Holland , known as the ‘RIOD’ (Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie) collected the footage filmed by the Jewish camp prisoner Rudolf Werner Breslauer spring 1944 in the Westerbork transit camp. The RIOD glued fragments together probably, and … Continue reading Tracing Lost Westerbork Film Clips…Polygoon Reel 48298
  • Westerbork Film Fragments…1948 Polygoon News
    As discussed with the presentation of the full unedited Westerbork Film recently (Ref. 1), the collection of the film footage was started in 1946 by the ‘RIOD’ Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie (National Institute for War Documentation). According to the inventory of the RIOD from 1958 – when the film reels were handed over to the Nederlands … Continue reading Westerbork Film Fragments…1948 Polygoon News
  • Mare Manuschenge ~ Music Roma Memorial Berlin
    Mare Manuschenge ~ Music Roma Memorial Berlin Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism – located between the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany – filmed in 2013. The monument is dedicated to the memory of the estimated 500,000 European Roma and Sinti that were murdered during the Holocaust – … Continue reading Mare Manuschenge ~ Music Roma Memorial Berlin
  • Porajmos Memorial Sinti Roma Europe
    Porajmos Memorial Sinti Roma Europe Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism, filmed in 2013 in the Tiergarten (close to other Holocaust memorials) in Berlin – between the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate, in Germany. The monument is dedicated to the memory of the estimated 500,000 European Roma and Sinti that were … Continue reading Porajmos Memorial Sinti Roma Europe
  • Unknown Westerbork Film Reel…F1014
    As discussed with the presentation of the full unedited Westerbork Film recently (Ref. 1), the collection of the film footage was started in 1946 by the ‘RIOD’ Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie (National Institute for War Documentation). According to the inventory of the RIOD from 1958 – when the film reels were handed over to the Nederlands … Continue reading Unknown Westerbork Film Reel…F1014
  • Forgotten Westerbork Film Reel…F1015
    Recently, I posted the ‘Westerbork Film – full version (RVD)’, with the details of what has been known as the Westerbork Film (Ref. 1). When, in 1986, the raw film footage of the Westerbork Film moved from the archives of the Filmmuseum in Holland to the archive of the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (RVD – ie the Dutch … Continue reading Forgotten Westerbork Film Reel…F1015
  • Liberation Holland – The Underground Camera of Menno Huizinga
    Menno Huizinga (1907–1947) took photographs illegally during the occupation , mainly in his hometown The Hague in Holland.He was a member of the group of Dutch photographers ‘De Ondergedoken Camera’ (1943-1945) – The Underground Camera – doing resistance work during the Second World War.‘Liberation Holland – The Underground Camera of Menno Huizinga’ is a silent … Continue reading Liberation Holland – The Underground Camera of Menno Huizinga
  • Westerbork Film | Full version RVD 1986
    FR >> français | french >> NL >> nederlands | dutch >> The Westerbork Film – a silent film – is unique…the only authentic documentary footage filmed in a Nazi camp – a waiting room for death in the Netherlands for more than 100,000 Jews, and Roma, Sinti, and resistance workers. A documentary filmed 75 … Continue reading Westerbork Film | Full version RVD 1986
  • Westerbork Film in ‘Proces Rauter’ 1948
    NL >> nederlands | dutch >> First time use of Westerbork film in 1948 in Dutch cinema news (Polygoon Hollands Nieuws) of the trial in The Hague of Hanns A. Rauter, an Austrian who was the highest SS official in Nazi-occupied Holland and who was tasked with setting up the camps in Westerbork and other … Continue reading Westerbork Film in ‘Proces Rauter’ 1948
  • Settela | Settela•Com
    NL >> nederlands | dutch >> Settela peeks outside the death train to Auschwitz. Last glance at the outside world for the 9-year-old Dutch Sinti girl Settela Steinbach just before these cattle car doors close , and this death train heads for Auschwitz on May 19 , 1944. Anna Maria ‘Settela’ Steinbach peeks outside , … Continue reading Settela | Settela•Com
  • Settela
    The 9-year-old dutch Sinti-girl Anna Maria ‘Settela’ Steinbach peeks outside , at the last moment just before the sliding door is closed , standing inside a freight wagon with 74 people on May 19 , 1944 in the Westerbork concentration camp in Holland , when this deportation train leaves for Auschwitz-Birkenau – where Settela is … Continue reading Settela

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