Settela 1′


One minute slow-motion of the moment the 9-year-old Settela Steinbach peeks outside in the cattle car door opening on the Westerbork death train bound for Auschwitz – May 19 , 1944 . ① memo 20170725 Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com
( unbranded version of video added today to the archives of The One Minutes / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision )

Settela


① memo 20170721 ~ 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 murdered a few months later in one of the gas chambers. Here she wears a headscarf made from a torn sheet, because the Nazis had her head shaved , and while Settela peeks outside , her mother cries behind her in the car : “Get out of there, or soon your head gets in between!”
She was filmed by the jewish prisoner filmmaker Rudolf Breslauer as part of a documentary film being made on the Westerbork camp. More info here http://romasinti.eu/#story/settela-steinbach
In this short film I start with a slow-motion (10x) of the 3 seconds clip, followed by the unedited clip from the Westerbork 1944 film rushes / Rudolf Breslauer / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Open Images)

Kazerne Dossin


① memo 20160821 ~ Kazerne Dossin ~ Originally the barracks “Hof van Habsburg” was built in the 18th century to accomodate Austrian soldiers of the Habsburg empire. Shortly before world war 2 the barracks were named after the Belgian commander Dossin. The Dossin barracks (Caserne Dossin / Kazerne Dossin) was used during world war 2 as the detention and deportation camp for people considered jews and gypsies (roma) by the nazis. Now, following the building of the Kazerne Dossin museum it is known as the ‘Habsburg Courtyard’ (Hof van Habsburg / Cour de Habsbourg). The former barracks is now housing both the Kazerne Dossin memorial in the front wing , the Mechelen city archive in the rear wing , and apartments in the side wings.
Film* by Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com (CC BY-SA 4.0) August 18th 2016 session of Wiki Loves Art Belgium , in Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen , Belgium. * A special cut with no burned-in text will follow later this month at Wikimedia Commons.

Faces In The Wind


① memo 20160819 ~ Faces In The Wind ~ Flags with faces of deportees in front of the Kazerne Dossin Museum and Memorial – the former detention and deportation camp ( SS-Sammellager Mecheln ) in Mechelen , Belgium.

Film* by Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com (CC BY-SA 4.0) August 18th 2016 session of Wiki Loves Art Belgium , in Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen , Belgium. * A special cut with no burned-in text will follow later this month at Wikimedia Commons.

Gate Kazerne Dossin


① memo 20160818 ~ Gate Kazerne Dossin ~ View at the museum “Kazerne Dossin” from the gate of the former barracks Kazerne Dossin (now harbors the memorial) , Closing tonight of the Nocturne of Wiki Loves Art in Dossin, Mechelen , Belgium.

Film* by Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com (CC BY-SA 4.0) August 18th 2016 session of Wiki Loves Art Belgium , in Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen , Belgium. * A special cut with no burned-in text will follow later this month at Wikimedia Commons.