Bidding farewell at New York harbor
- Event Date
- 1936 August
New York, NY,
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Mark and Susanne Jacoby
MS, SS Champlain ship (overexposed) at New York harbor. Pan, Jacoby family members, smiling as they bid farewell to Samuel, Marie, Willis, and Mark Jacoby on a trip to visit family in Biecz, Poland and other sites in Europe.
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Video copy of 8mm black and white home movies of the Jacoby family’s visit to Biecz, Poland and other European cities in 1936. Samuel and Marie Jacoby borrowed $2,000 from a Home Savings and Loan for a trip to Europe with their sons, Willis (17) and Mark (12), from August to September 1936. It was Samuel's first visit to his home in Biecz, Poland in 25 years. The family took the SS Champlain and spent two weeks visiting relatives, the synagogue, Jewish communal schools, and the library in Biecz. The Jacobys stopped in Budapest to visit Marie's family and then toured other European cities. They sailed back to their home in Wilmington, DE on the SS Lafayette. Samuel documented their travels with an 8mm film camera.
In Budapest, street scenes, Kornhauser family (Marie's family) walking past shops, posing for camera. LS, city across Danube. Policeman on horse. More shots of the Kornhauser family.
Train, mountains, Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. 00:12:40-00:12:49 Black. Jacoby family touring Garden Glacier in Lucerne, snow, hiking, waterfalls, mountains. LS, city of Lucerne from boat.
Jacoby family tours Brussels: street scenes, EXT buildings, stone monument, street, statue, Cinquantenaire Arch, lion statues, street scenes, train station.
Traffic, bus with Persil advertisement, traffic conductor, automobiles, street scenes in Berlin. Buildings decorated for 1936 Summer Olympics. Nazi banners with swastikas. Traffic. Multiple country flags erected for Olympics. MS, Reichstag.
German troops and marching band parade, a crowd of German civilians follow. Streetcar, traffic, street scenes in Berlin(?). Mark Jacoby and his father Samuel take a carriage ride. Samuel and Marie kiss. Jacoby family tours garden, poses for a group shot with some kind of equipment (pushcart?). Circular pan of grounds, planting/digging with equipment.
Street perfomer. Birds flying. Sunset. Boat, river with buildings at shore.
Jacoby family tours Paris. CUs, pan up Eiffel Tower. Various sights in Paris: EXTs of buildings, statues. French on streets. "John Baillie" tailor shop. Opera House. Traffic. Cafe la Paix. Street scenes. Brasserie. S. Raphael (hotel) car. Champs d'Elysee. Arc de Triomphe. Obelisk in Place de la Concorde. Street scenes, civilians, gardens with pond & tourists. In park outside Paris, street entertainment (band, unicyclist). Leon Blum speaks, airshow, spectators wave white flags. 00:23:07 Notre Dame. Cecil shop. Street scenes.
Pan, deck of ship SS Champlain. Man with cigar. MSs, passengers on lounge chairs, playing shuffleboard, and volleyball.
Traveling shot of Biecz, Poland (near Krakow). CUs, Grandmother and Grandfather Jacoby. Family portrait: Mark Jacoby (donor) stands at the left with his Grandmother and Grandfather seated, and his cousin, Ciela (12), next to his brother, Willis. Cousin playing. CU, Ciela and her mother. Family poses again. Various shots of Biecz homes and establishments. A small train station in Siepietnica village, sign reading "Siepietnica". More family portraits. Children play on horse; Mark with local boys. Group shot of a family in the neighboring Polish village of Raclawice, cow, fields, farmland. 00:09:21 Mark's Uncle Joel, the only member of the family to survive the Holocaust. Mark on his Grandfather's horse and cart.
In Biecz, Poland, 1936, pan of town, street scenes, CUs Jewish boys, including Mendel Halpern on left at 00:09:43 and 00:09:45 (boy with curls). Town hall, Orthodox Jews. Fast pan of shops, streets, pavillion, Jews, the boy Mendel Halpern (00:10:10), Hebrew writing on building EXT, Library. More pan of the village.