OPPRESSED JEWS A small family of 19th century, East European Jewish peasants sits together. The mother gestures, shrugging. Another shot shows the family oppressed by soldiers or official in long coats. One of them contemptuously kicks over a menorah, a rabbi steps up to offer comfort. Also, WS of a crowded ticket agency waiting room full of immigrant
ELLIS ISLAND SCENE A dramatization depicts hopeful, late 19th century immigrants at Ellis Island. Shots of a bearded doctor examining two newcomers, sending one away. Overhead shot of immigrants waiting to go through gate.
AMERICA, 1946 America in 1946. Three brief shots. Traffic rolls down the middle of an Anywhere U.S.A Main Street. Churchgoers walk outside of a church in their Sunday clothes. White smoke flows out of a factory's smokestacks
POLITICAL DISSENTER ARRESTED From a film showing motives for immigration to the U.S. in the 1890s, shots of a man arrested in his home by two cops wearing pointy helmets. Cops search him, find an incriminating document, one cop nods and the other takes him away. MS of man seated in an office, waiting to buy a ticket to America, looking seriou
PEASANTS WANT TO IMMIGRATE From a film about immigration, a dramatization showing why people left their home countries during the 1890s. An east european family stands at the counter of a steam ship company. Flashback shots of the mother and father slaving in a field, the father standing stoically in a fur hat, the mother wearily kneeling on the ground, putting potatoes in a sack.
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