Balaton II

Vacation to Lake Balaton. Passengers walk from train station past small cottages. Poolside scene: multiple pools with children, teenagers, mixed group with adults wading. Child with red inner tube learns to swim; group of young men throws soccer ball. Particular attention paid to trio of women in black bathing suits and woman with white hair. […]

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Sylvester 1955 bei Fischers

Home movie of an East German family New Year?s Eve celebration.; Views of model railroad. Guests sit around table and toast one another with champagne glasses. Young boys wear funny hats and costume noses. Adults drink, smoke, converse, and eat. All link arm and sway back and forth singing. Boy serves pickles to adults from […]

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Osterreise nach Schwarzburg 1957/Ein Besuch auf dem Kyffhäuser 1957

Home movie of East German family vacations.;Handwritten title card: “Osterreise nach Schwarzburg 1957” (Easter trip to Schwarzburg, 1957). [in color] Man with camera standing among evergreen trees takes photos while smoking. Group of people with walking sticks sit near monument while man photographs. Close-up of inscription on monument read “Quelle der Schwarza” (Source of the […]

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Der letzte Schnee in der Dübener Heide März 1958/Omi Pfeifers 70. Geburtstag 1958

Home movie from East Germany.;Handwritten title card:: “Der letze Schnee in der Dübener Heide März 1958” (Last snow on the Düben Heath, 1958). Snowfall in forest, family plays with sled. Extended snowball fight. [3:51] Title card: “Omi Pfeifers 70. Geburtstag 1958” (Grandma Pfeifer’s 70th Birthday, 1958). Guests enter birthday party and bow to the camera. […]

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