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Kazimierz: market square; street scenes

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.3941 | Film ID: 3000

Market square and vibrant daily life in Kazimierz, Krakow's Jewish quarter. CU, man inspecting a chicken for sale. CU, young girl at the market. High angle view of a prominent spire and statue. Quick shot of a table full of chickens and shoppers set before the Izaak synagogue, which still stands today. Streets in Krakow with shops and inhabitants of the Jewish quarter. A group of school boys following a man with balloons pass by the entrance to a hotel, "Restauracia Kawiarnia Hotelu Mullera". View of another street in the Jewish quarter with children helping an older woman bring hay through an open doorway, preparing for the harvest festival of Sukkot. This small street was captured by renowned photographer Roman Vishniac in his captivating images of Jewish life before the Holocaust. Quick travelling shot of a horse drawn carriage. Several religious men in walk along the street. Quick view of one of Bryan's cameraman, Jules Bucher (screen right). The bustling market square with merchants and shoppers before the Izaak synagogue, followed by street scenes. An elderly couple stands in the doorway of a shop displaying men's clothing and accessories, the name "M. Finkelstein" is above the door. More street scenes. Cut to a horse-drawn carriage and its driver in Krakow's theater district. A poster advertises the comedy team of Dzigan and Schumacher at the ARARAT. Many passersby stop to look at the camera, particularly the children. MLS, a young woman with a suitcase in hand speaks to two men. Four religious Jewish men turn away from the camera quickly, one (screen center) raises his hand to cover his face. Striking CUs of young Jewish boys talking and laughing. 01:02:33 Abrupt cut to barges along the river near the castle in Krakow.

Event:  1936
Production:  1937
Krakow, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:45:11
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