This newsreel segment depicts the first voyage of a Polish ocean liner to Palestine in 1934. The film contains crudely edited footage of the festive departure from the Black Sea port of Constanta, the passengers enjoying the pleasures of the open sea, the recitation of Yom Kippur prayers on deck, and an extended cantorial performance. Other images include passengers dancing the hora, singing Zionist songs, and the impressive urban vistas of Haifa and Tel-Aviv which greeted the visitors upon their arrival.

 

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Davidoff Newsreel

Palestine, 1934, 10 minutes, B&W
Hebrew (an English translation sheet accompanies film)
Produced by Davidoff Newsreel Company

Public Exhibition 16mm, Beta Rental available


 
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