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One-room schoolhouse in central Poland

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.3949 | Film ID: 3001

LS of young schoolgirls and boys in traditional Central Polish costume walking in an orderly fashion along a dirt road. They walk toward the camera, a hen follows. Blonde girl with long braids in a classroom draws intently. A girl runs on the playground, her head covered with a scarf. LS, brick schoolhouse in the BG. Young boys and girls exit the building to play. Boy on a bicycle in Lowicz. INTof male instructor pointing to Polish letters on a blackboard. An icon image of the Madonna and Child hangs above the board. Two boys recite the letters along with the teacher at the blackboard. Girls at their desks read and write, share the textbook, and write in their notebooks. EXT, a mother and child, both in traditional dress run across a courtyard. Back in the classroom, low light, young girls look up at Bryan's camera. MS, the teacher walks around and reviews the children's progress (more boys than girls in the schoolhouse). EXT, girls in traditional dress walk along a path. Four older men in very heavy coats and hats stand near a stone wall, smoking and talking. A few peasant women pass by. CUs, one man smiles, one continues to smoke, another looks away. EXT, brick and iron gate of a cemetery, a statue of the Madonna atop the gate, several people walking. Several women walk and talk, some holding small bouquets of flowers. They pass a horse drawn carriage and continue on.

Film Title
Poland 1936
Event:  1936
Production:  1937
Lowicz, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:45:17
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