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Sommer Family Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 1991.249.1
Collection Summary
Outtakes of the Sommer Family home movies shot by Louis and Harry Sommer when they visited their family in Humenné, Slovakia from Omaha, Nebraska in March 1932. The five original film reels are labeled: (1) Around Before LS Europe Trip (Film ID 2988); (2) My Trip to Europe - March 29, 1932 (Film ID 412.1); (3) My Trip to Europe Continued (Film ID 412.2); (4) My Trip to Europe Continued (Film ID 413); (5) Louis Sommer's Family Abroad (Film ID 2989). Nearly all 2,000 Jews from Humenné died in the Holocaust. Bernard and Emery Klein rescued the films from their cousin, Beatrice Sommer, in the 1950s. They shared it with The University of Michigan-Dearborn around 1987 and donated the original 16mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bernard and Emery Klein
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Jewish families pose for camera; street scenes in Humenne

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0833 | Film ID: 412.1

Date
Event:  1932

Family business; market; shops

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0834 | Film ID: 412.2

Date
Event:  1932

Holiday celebration; street scenes; shops

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0835 | Film ID: 412.2

Date
Event:  1932

Jewish families before the Holocaust in Slovakia

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0836 | Film ID: 412.2

Date
Event:  1932

Family poses for camera; city square

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0837 | Film ID: 413

Date
Event:  1932

Train station in Humenne; village square

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0838 | Film ID: 2989

Date
Event:  1932

Market; shops

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0839 | Film ID: 2989

Date
Event:  1932

Family poses for the camera

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1450 | Film ID: 2988

Date
Event:  1932

Tourist views of Carlsbad, Vienna, and Budapest

Film | Accession Number: 1991.249.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1451 | Film ID: 2989

Date
Event:  1932
 
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