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Soviet Lvov

Film | Accession Number: 2001.355.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3121 | Film ID: 2487

Lvov, 1929-1939 (Polish Production). VS, streets and buildings, lion and coat of arms, several fountains with statues, VS of main market that still exists today. The market is filled with people. MLS, MS, MCUs of people buying and selling wares. Two intertitles read, in Polish, "Types of peddlers" and "Old stone houses at the Lvov Market". Shots of said houses, then the façade of the Boym Chapel. High angle shots of the city. An intertitle reads "Armenian quarter, with the Armenian Cathedral." The Armenian district's many arched alleys and entryways, porticos, windows, and cobblestones. An intertitle reads "Armenian Cathedral's courtyard". A boy walks alongside the cathedral, carrying a bucket. Intertitle reads "Governor's Bulwarks with a view of the Wallachian church". Green space alongside a city street with some people sitting on benches, a tram passing by, and the Wallachian church in the BG. Another intertitle reads "Wallachian church with the Chapel of the Three Kings (Magi), in a yard". The buildings from the street and from a small park. Another intertitle reads, "Cathedral of St. George with the palace of the Greco-Catholic Metropolitan", and a far shot, then close-ups, of the cathedral and palace. Another intertitle, "Bernardine Plaza with church and priory" (the Bernardine order is more commonly known as the Cistercian order in English). Shots of the buildings. Seat of Skeptiskil (?): Archbishop hid Jews in residence and later in monastery.

Event:  1929-1939
Production:  1939
Lvov, Poland
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Central State Film, Photo & Sound Archives
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:21:05
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