Some 48 refugee children from South Vietnam have begun to sample the benefits of a European Christmas in Oberhausen, West Germany.
SV Children seated at classroom desks
SV Little girl in wheelchair (2 shots)
CV Other little girl.
SV Teacher points to blackboard
SV Two little girls at desk
CV TILT UP Brace on child's leg
SV Other children reading books and PAN TO Teacher talking to class (2 shots)
SV Tipping charity money from bottle onto desk beside child
SV Other people hand over money gifts and money filled bottle
SV ZOOM IN Presents piled on floor
SV Children play with toys.
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Background: Some 48 refugee children from South Vietnam have begun to sample the benefits of a European Christmas in Oberhausen, West Germany. The children--some of them handicapped from wounds suffered in the Vietnam war--are now resident students at a local school, where some lessons are held in their native tongue.
All kinds of gifts have been coming into the school for them from well-wishers and charities throughout the country. The children are among tens of thousands of those without family or home as a result of the war in Vietnam.