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Illich family activities in 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.

Film Title
Reporter 1938
Event Date
Vienna, Austria
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yvonne Illich
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:04:52
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