This film is an edited and sort-of restored version of an hour-long raw film taken by Yosef Steiner (we assume) in Kinglake West in 1954-1955. It runs about 17 minutes.

This camp was, at the time, the largest and most successful camp Betar had held. It spawned the phrase '162 Smiling Faces'  although, counting the people in the photo shoot (also in the film), it was probably much less. However, the number of '162' was used in camp promotion for years after.

We have tried to identify and name as many people as possible. If you recognize someone or, if we have mis-spelled a name, please email us with the details of what should be modified/added. Use the clock on the bottom left of the video to help identify the place in the video.

Latest Version: Version 1, November 1, 2017.
Kinglake West Camp