13185_9368_newsreel15.mov

13185_9368_newsreel15

Title card reads "New York City" with the United Press logo in the background. Two young women are meeting with Leon Jolson, a Polish-born concentration camp survivor who achieved success as a sewing machine entrepreneur after World War II. In 1952 he gave $10,000 to Columbia University Teachers College, stipulating that the money be used to assist refugees without regard to race, religion or nationality. The women were receipts of the fund and are giving testimony to how he changed their lives. They are shown in a three shot together and then in close up as they give their testimony. The first women states that Jolson changed her life and that she hopes to become a psychologist one day. The second women is happy that she is now closer to becoming an American citizen and completing her studies in human relations. Next the title card reads "Virginia" with the United Press logo in the background. Begins with a long shot of a sail boat sailing. The sail is being raised by sailors. Men on the boat are shown in close-up pulling the ropes up and tying them to the boat. A close-up of an older man observing the work who could be the boat's captain. There is a long shot of the boat with its sails fully unfurled whipping through the sea. On top of the mast are two flags, the American and one that has white letters against a black background that reads, "Yuma." Men are pulling and tying more ropes to the boat and the scene ends with the boat sailing.

1950s
B&W
Not Explicit