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Home movies of Sigal family in Zborow, Lvov, and Berezhany

Film | Accession Number: 1995.A.0661 | RG Number: RG-60.4585 | Film ID: 2836

Margaret Siegal Weiss (the donor, age 12) and her father Morris (42) spent six weeks visiting family in Zborow from July to August 1936.

01:25 Arrival in Zborow during the summer of 1936. Margaret (the donor) stands next to her Aunt Minke Pasternak. Mountains (from plane window?). Village, main square and street on market day. MS, yardgoods store belonging to Margaret's grandmother Sara Pasternak Lifschutz. Uncle Jonas Pasternak (28) stands in front of the doorway. Pan, town and shops. 03:58 Polish monument in Lvov. 04:07 Scenes at a picnic at Zborow's town pond. The donor's cousins Eva (22), Manuel (19), and Max (15) Halpern are shown, as well as Aunt Minnie (19), her older sister Clara, and Uncle Solomon Pasternak (24). Margaret swims with Manuel and Max. Family relaxes, eats, and smokes by the water. 04:46 Grandfather Sigal's house on the main square. Family members standing in front of the house, incl. Uncle Mendel Halpern, his daughter Eva, Grandmother Sigal, Grandfather Sigal, Manuel, and his mother Bruncia. The house is 3 stories tall and both families lived there. 05:10 People swimming and relaxing at lake. 05:43 Neighborhood of Grandmother Sara's house two blocks from the main square in Zborow. Aunt Clara, Grandmother Sara, and neighbors stand in front of her house. Pan of house EXT and surroundings. 06:43 Swimming at lake. Quick shot of Grandfather Sigal sitting. Morris stands next to Margaret as she plays with a bicycle. Brief shot of two boys. Playing volleyball. Group shot (too dark to decipher). 07:42 Lake in the resort town of Berezhany located an hour southwest of Zborow. Aunt Hencia (Morris's sister) lived in Berezhany with her family. Margaret in a kayak with cousin Jorge (15). More shots of family, lake, shop windows, family (all very dark). 10:45 Margaret walks with her Aunt Minnie, Uncle Jonas, and Uncle Solomon. INT of house (dark).

Event:  Summer 1936
Lviv (Lvov), Poland
Zborov, Poland
Berezhany, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Margaret Siegel Weiss
Record last modified: 2022-03-24 11:55:37
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