Frieders vacation in Europe

The Frieder family takes a vacation. The first shots show a tour of the Coliseum in Rome, family at 01:07:56, and a group of schoolboys. 01:08:27 Men and women in uniform pose and salute (fascist). Views of the Arch of Constantine, outside the Coliseum, more Italian architecture, ruins, and landscape. 01:09:48 The bronze East doors […]

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Prewar Jewish life in Alsace-Lorraine; tourist views

June 8-15, 1927 in Ingwiller (the family stayed at the Hotel de la Gare in Alsace-Lorraine). Stone house in Ingwiller, France where August Levy grew up. Emilie and Robert play. Street life in the village – cow pulling a wagon with passengers moves along the town’s main road passing “Epicerie et Mercerie” shop. 01:03:07 CUs […]

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Home movies of Sigal family in Zborow, Berezhany, Vienna, and Baden

Margaret Siegal Weiss (the donor, age 12) and her father Morris (42) spent six weeks visiting family in Zborow from July to August 1936.;02:08 Title: “Main Street – The Broadway and Boulevard of Zborov” Road leading to Zborow (shot by Nathan Okun, also from Zborow – he is the man in the white hat). Pedestrians, […]

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Frieders on vacation, horseback riding, playing

People play and relax on the beach, probably in Hawaii. Morris Frieder and his girls wearing flowered leis aboard a boat.;00:00:47 Pan of a large garden in the Philippines, probably in Baguio City (see Tape 2957 at 00:02:56 for film of the same location when the girls are younger). Peggy and a younger girl (likely […]

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Frieders travel home via China

The Frieder family stops over in Hong Kong (like the brief shot in Tape 2956 at 00:02:46) – Corinne and the children ride in rickshaws, locals in the street. The Frieder family tours a park with massive Buddha statue. More street scenes with locals. 01:08:52 Rickshaws with the Frieders. Crowds next to a large docked […]

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Levy family aboard SS France en route to Europe

Levy family descends steps of the family home at 690 North Crescent in Cincinnati, Ohio.;01:00:34 Aboard “SS France” ship from May 21-28, 1927. The family spent seven days on the ship sailing from the New York harbor on May 21, 1927. Children walk toward and wave at the camera. CU, young Emilie Jane smiles for […]

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Levy family on SS France – departure and arrival in France

Levy family on the SS France ship from May 21-28, 1927. Crowds gathered on the French Line pier in New York to see the SS France depart on May 21, 1927. New York harbor and Statue of Liberty. At leisure on the boat walking toward the camera: Lou Hartman on left with August Levy;Clara Levy […]

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Jewish life in prewar Kovno, Riga, and Lvov

Prewar footage (home movies) of the Katz family in 1929.;Kovno street scenes. VAR CUs of Katz family strolling along Laisves al., showing Dita’s mother Liola, grandfather, brother, uncle, and grandmother. 01:00:34 MS EXT of the grandfather’s wholesale trade store – C. KACAS – on Presidento gatve. Here, the family sold typewriters, sewing machines, and bicycles. […]

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Tennenbaum family films; Jewish life in Nazi Austria

Robert (Bobby) Tennenbaum (donor) as a young child just learning to walk. Bobby toddles along the path of a park and climbs stairs in a park in Baden, a suburb of Vienna. His relatives, including his grandparents and uncle, stand by to catch him in case he falls. Bobby plays with his cousin Edith. Lots […]

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Jeanne and Frits Kan as bride and groom

Dutch intertitles. Home movie of two unknown children reenacting the courtship and wedding of Dutch Jews Frits Kan and Jeanne Bloch. The first section of the film introduces various children with a title and then a shot of that child. “Mei 4, 1924” Boy identified as Frits and a little girl, Jeanne, leaving a car […]

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