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Funeral for Henri Barbusse in Moscow

Film | Accession Number: 2003.483.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4397 | Film ID: 2716

Titles in French: "Le grand ecrivain et apotre de la pais e Asnieres en 1873 est mort a Moscou le 30 Aout 1935 au Kremlin" Amateur-looking footage - family poses in lobby for photography, child in center, camera on tripod at left. Family leaves building, walks down stairs, departs in automobile. Sign in Cyrillic letters. Title: "Le 9 Septembre Moscou fait au champion de la lutte cont a guerre et le facis des obseques grandioses" Top of flag posts with bronze hammer and sickle. Title: "L'hommage du Comite Central Executif des Soviets e l'URSS" CU, wreath sash with name in Cyrillic, next to grave. Title: "La couronne du Comite Executif de l'Internationale Communiste" CU, another wreath sash. Title: "A l'ami des travailleurs de l'Union Sovetique: HENRI BARBUSSE" Wreath sash in Russian (Cyrillic). CU, Henri Barbusse's body in coffin during funeral mass in Moscow (Barbusse was buried in Paris). Shots of friends in attendance in Moscow, names indicated in intertitles: Koltzov, Kirchon, Marty, Molotov, Kaganovitch, Stassova, Karpinsky, LeJeune. People at funeral, walking past open casket. Queues filing past coffin surrounded by flowers and wreaths. Gentlemen speak at lectern. CU, Barbusse in open casket. 01:06:37 Title "L'Armee Rouge end les honneurs u grand ecrivain ami de la paix et defenseur du peuple" VAR shots, funeral procession through Red Army guards, saluting, lots of flowers. Putting casket on train.

Event:  August-September 1935
Moscow, Soviet Union
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Unknown Film Source
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:42:36
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