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Reporter 1938

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1243 | Film ID: 2912

Family activities in the year 1938. Introduced with Maexie Films logo (drawing of Maexie holding a film camera) and German titles throughout, some are comical. Micha and Sascha Illich roll out dough in a kitchen, making cookies. CU of a Christmas tree with a nativity scene underneath. The boys trudge through the snow with skis at Kurhaus Semmering. The twins ski down a large hill. Cousin Hanni cautiously walks in front of the camera with her father Paul in the BG. On holiday at Semmering, the three boys walk hand-in-hand and pose for the camera. Ivan with box camera. Train station. The boys on a horse-drawn sled through the snowy forest. Putting on a play, "Poetz Revue," and singing for the camera. The children playing in a pool, including friend Marion Stein (daughter of Erwin Stein, a very important colleague of Mahler, Bartok, Weber). A trip to Melk. The driver Franz Leithner blows into a carburetor. Castle across the Danube river. Visiting the driver's family at Schloss Leithner with a dog. (Wotan) The boys eat in the garden, wear Lederhosen, help farm, and play in a stream. CUs of Ellen (Maexie). They play with kittens and dogs. Portrait of the family under a tree. View of the river. In August, the family visits the church at Maria Zell, eats outdoors, and drives along a mountain road. They continue to tour and stop at Seckau at an outside café. Shell (gasoline) sign in BG left. Micha drinking beer, then Sascha, then Ivan. 02:14:08 The boys practice gymnastics. Touring Maria Zell again, with panoramic views from a mountaintop, cable car, crucifix. Ivan holds a camera. Maexie brushes her hair. A zeppelin flies overhead. The brothers are dressed in black suits as they walk together outside the villa.

Event:  1938
Vienna, Austria
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yvonne Illich
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:40:16
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