David Glick’s JDC mission to South America in the late 1930s

In color: A hydroplane is docked on the water in Trinidad. “Pan American Airlines” logo and lettering, crew members work on propellers and engine, walking along the wing, in the FG a young boy looks at the camera and watches the men on the “deck” of the plane. Several passengers board the plane, both men […]

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Prewar Jewish life of the Weinlaub (later Vanlaw) family

Scenes shot on the latter part of the Weinlaubs’ trip from Los Angeles to New York, including street scenes in Chicago (see highway sign at 01:01:44) and views of Washington, DC (01:04:13 to 01:05:15). The couple was travelling cross-country because Kurt’s company had transferred him back to New York (see Biographical Notes field for more […]

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Agro-joint colonies in the Crimea

See Tape 2847 for the first part of this footage. Dr. Yefim Lubarsky, vice-president of the Agro-Joint, presents flowers to Pauline Baerwald Falk and Evelyn Morrissey (see Biographical/Historical Notes field for the background on this trip.). The women smile at the camera. Scene of a grassy field shot from a moving car. Scenes showing one […]

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The Hess Family in Germany and on vacation

IM INNERSTEN WESTFALEN. Boy in suit, VAR shots. Dog, couple playing with dog in winter. Aerial shots. FREUNDE UND BEKANNT. Young couple. CU, man writing at desk. MERAN BEISCHLECHTEM WETTEN… Trees waving in the wind…. UND BEI GUTEN. Aerial shots, landscape, women smelling blossoms on a tree, CUs blossoms. AM MONT BLAN. Snow capped mountains, […]

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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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Prewar Jewish life in Alsace

The Levy family took a final trip back to Ingwiller from Baden-Baden by automobile. Cross via a pontoon bridge – the bridge was taken apart and reassembled for the car to cross. Bridge at Strasbourg. 01:28:30 Group shot of the entire Levy family together in Ingwiller. Carl waves to camera. Cart and wagon in town, […]

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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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