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Illich family visits Bad Gastein, 1936

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1253 | Film ID: 2914

Introduced with German titles throughout, beginning with "Kamera Regie Schnitt Maexie". Blurry at first. Extreme CUs of the three boys (shot individually). On August 8, 1936, the family loads into a car and drives away with Leithner as the help waves goodbye. They visit the grave of Johanna Regenstreif in Poetzleinsdorf. The car moves along the city streets before the boys exit at the train station, purchase a newspaper, and board the train. Fritz Regenstreif and Leithner shake hands at the railcar door. The boys and their grandfather wave goodbye to Leithner and others on the platform. Majestic views of the countryside, castles, and riverside from the train window. They eat in the dining car. The boys pose on the platform in Linz with their grandfather Fritz. View of Salzburg, a mountain pass, castles, and the countryside from the train window. The family stops to visit Bad Gastein. The boys and their grandfather pose for the camera in front of the Hotel Germania (seen later at 04:20:56). They walk and talk with their grandfather on a path in the mountains. Waterfall. The boys (with a nanny?) walk through the country town, meeting people and children along the way. They become friendly with one boy and tour/play in the forest with him. Maexie distributes goodies to eat. Views of the countryside. The boys play in a stream. More mountain views as the boys continue along in the countryside. View from the top of a mountain of the surrounding peaks.

Event:  1936 August 08
Bad Gastein, Austria
Linz, Austria
Salzburg, Austria
Vienna, Austria
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yvonne Illich
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:40:17
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