Ascher Family home movies: vacationing in Bad Saarow
Home movies of the Ascher Family, featuring daily life and vacation outings of this German-Jewish family in the 1930s. The Aschers immigrated to Palestine in 1938 and later to the United States in 1959. The Ascher family outings were mainly in Saarow-Pieskow, near Berlin. They visited a pension owned by Paul and Lotte Zeidler, a Jewish family who went to Shanghai when they left Berlin. Their son, Rolf, is shown in some scenes. The pension was named PAROLO after Paul, Rolf, and Lotte [this name can be seen on a powerboat later]. The Aschers visited in both summer and winter; trips became more frequent as the situation in Berlin grew dire.
00:01:35 Winter outing in Saarow-Pieskow in 1931. Shots of Hans Ascher and Ilse (Lande) Ascher (in the fur coat) and Rolf Zeidler. Ice skating, dog (named Timmy), dancing, shoveling snow to ice skate.
00:02:25 In springtime in Saarow-Pieskow, family eating at restaurant, lounging, playing in the park, posing on path for the camera. Shots include Werner David, a close Ascher Family friend who as an avid amateur photographer did most of the filming.
00:03:09 INT, Ilse Ascher after the birth of her son Wolfgang (Wolfi) on November 5, 1930. CUs, baby Wolfi.
00:03:30 Wolfi with his mom Ilse in Berlin. Other family members, including Hans's mother Helene Luise (Jaroczynski) Ascher and her brother Carl, and the nurse crowd around carriage.
00:03:47 Wolfi in carriage in park in Berlin, rocking.
00:04:00 Another shot of the baby Wolfi in the carriage on street with a winter hat (colder weather). CUs family members and another child. Wolfi clapping, children. Several shots of family walking towards the camera, pushing carriage.
00:04:49 In summer, Wolfi playing in garden with his mom.
00:05:08 Bathing 2 year old Wolfi in the lake in Bad Saarow, playing with ball, CUs, Ilse.
00:05:30 In front of house at PAROLO in Saarow-Pieskow, Ilse, Wolfi, and Ilse's parents Paul Lande and Marie (Meyer-Hirschfeld) Lande eating, playing, in garden.
00:05:38 Skiing and sledding in Switzerland, circa 1935. Various shots of Wolfi, Werner David, and Ilse. with church in BG. CU, family posing on sled, large administrative building in BG.
00:07:23 Sledding amidst trees in Switzerland. Wolfi sledding with Hans. Dog named Lucky (left behind when the family left Germany).
00:07:49 Ilse bathing Gabriele (Gaby) Ascher in bath in 1936.
00:07:55 Ilse with Gaby, posing in front of house. Gaby trying to crawl in the garden, crying.
00:08:15 Rowboat in Bad Saarow. Wolfi playing with a girl near an outdoor table, filling water tank, and picking berries.
00:09:06 Blurry shots of Ilse with baby Gaby, crying while trying to crawl.
00:09:23 In Bad Saarow, Werner David swimming in lake, Hans and Werner waterskiing. Giving a child a piggyback ride that lands him in the lake.
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Home movies of the Ascher Family, featuring daily life and vacation outings of this German-Jewish family in the 1930s. The Aschers immigrated to Palestine in 1938 and later to the United States in 1959. Film shows scenes primarily in Saarow-Pieskow, near Berlin, and Switzerland.
Home movies of the Ascher Family, featuring daily life and vacation outings of this German-Jewish family in the 1930s. The Aschers immigrated to Palestine in 1938 and later to the United States in 1959. "Engelberg Februar 1930" Skiing in Engelberg, Switzerland. Mountains, tram, Hans Ascher and Ilse Ascher entering ski lift, Hans is waving. Aerial shots from lift. Mountain scenery. Men downhill skiing. Spectators, ski jumping competition. CUs, competitors with numbers on their chests. Scenery, slopes. 00:23:42 Ascher family having lunch on the mountain. Aerial shots of town, ice skating, rink. Ski slope. 00:26:19 Still photographs of skiing in Switzerland.
"Stafette des Sport Club Bad Saarow. Sieger wurde S.C.C. vor Eiche Fuerstenwalde und S.C.B.S." Relay race of the club Bad Saarow. Spectators, coaches, boys on sport team. Relay race with running, horse racing, bicycling, kayaking, and swimming. Team posing for picture and celebrating after the event. MS, man at podium delivering speech. Title: "Zum Schluss, das Wort ergreif ich es / So gilt's vor allem dem S.C.B.S. / Bad Saarow ist ein gutter Hort / Es lebe Saarow und der Deutsche spricht."
"Jubilaeums-Woche / Bad Saarow / 1931" Ascher family and friends in Bad Saarow. Boat, lake, horses, town at lakeside, spectators on bank, bridges. PAROLO motorboat with Hans Ascher at wheel speeds by (boat is labeled with the name of the pension that the Aschers visited in Bad Saarow). Diving [film is backwards]. Parade with floats, people in costume, Boy scouts marching, waving flags. Sporting events, sailors, soccer game.