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Catholic church celebration and schoolhouse in central Poland

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4708 | Film ID: 3043

Polish country scenes, horse-drawn wagons, farmer. MCU of road sign "Zduny 6 km, Lowicz 17km." Preparations for the Easter holiday. Townspeople are dressed in traditional, central Polish folk costume. People are transported in the back of a wagon, riding bicycles, walking to church. General activity surrounding the day's religious festivities. Two young girls in traditional dress, walking towards church, horses with wagons parked in the town square, a young girl with a full head of curly blonde hair that is being braided and combed by her mother and her sister. Church. VAR, EXTs of the elaborate procession.

01:16:44 EXT of newly constructed school house and the schoolyard. INTs of schoolhouse with kindergarten age children after performing on a small stage, sitting at tables with their teacher, drawing. INT, posters. VAR, children learning grammar, studying, using an abacus, etc. EXT, girls play dodgeball in the school courtyard, all are in traditional peasant dress, with large, full skirts and scarves cover their heads. More country scenes, peasant women, farmers picking potatoes, tilling the soil, farm equipment. Comic scene with an older man at a grain mill driven by a horse. Quick shot of a farmer filling a horse drawn wagon with hay. Back to the comic scene, the man is seated on the ground, the arm of the mill that the horses are churning comes closer and closer to his head until it knocks his hat off, a quick series of CUs of this action, the man smiles for the camera.

Event:  April? 1936-1937
Lowicz, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:43:47
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