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Jewish quarters Krakow and Warsaw 1936; Jewish teens

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4116 | Film ID: 3005

Daily life in the Jewish quarter or Krakow. Two men conducting business in a dark doorway. 01:15:05:26 MS of four orthodox Jews walking down the street in Krakow, they look to the camera, and move on. They pass a man with a movie camera. (This is not Julien Bryan; probably Jules Bucher, cameraman who accompanied Bryan in Poland in 1936.) MS of three orthodox Jews on a street corner talking to each other, across the street in BG there is a sign for the shop "Salomon Diamant"- a men's clothing store [duplicate footage on USHMM Film ID 3001]. CUs of the religious Hasidic men talking and walking around the quarter; VS of one of the men putting his hands in front of his face, VS of people looking suspiciously at the camera, an angry passersby. Two Hasidic men talking in square with R. Beck sign in BG. Store workers moving a display.Older, poorer orthodox man, scenes of the old market place. Market place (LS) with synagogue in BG. Jewish man turns away from the camera. Elderly lady buying a chicken and putting it in her shopping bag- talking to the woman selling it, young dark haired girl in the market. Other streets of the Jewish quarter in Krakow, man selling balloons outside the Hotel Muller (sign on wall plaque next to doorway).

In Warsaw, streets of the Jewish quarter, religious Jews walking in the street, scenes of a funeral, for Marja Steinberger who was 70 years old- a funeral announcement is filmed in CU at 01:17:18:17. The names of relatives, etc. are listed on the announcement.

Return to Krakow, old market square in front of the synagogue with the chicken vendor. MLS, Interior courtyard sequence, with young Jewish children clearing brush, preparing for the harvest festival of Sukkot beneath the archway made famous in an iconic Roman Vishniac photograph. CUs of Jewish teens laughing and talking, in forest.

Film Title
Poland 1936
Event:  1936
Production:  1937
Krakow, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:48:39
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