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Illich family visits Bad Gastein, 1937

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1255 | Film ID: 2914

Out of focus in the center of the frame for a few seconds. The boys sit on a wooden fence in the country surrounding an unknown teenager. CUs, Grandfather Fritz (Pucki) at an outdoor café, then Sascha. At the train station, the boys lean their heads out of the train window, waving to Pucki, Leithner, and Uncle Paul on the platform. Leithner follows the train as it departs. View of another station, the boys walk through it (filmed from a distance). Mountains, farms from the train window. A train pulls into the platform with Pucki, the boys greet him with hugs. The city of Bad Gastein, waterfalls, mountain vistas. Micha exits Hotel der Kaiserhof with his grandfather. The boys sit along a wooden fence with their grandfather and the unknown teen. They hop over the fence and hike along a country road. Picturesque scene. Caged animals at a farm and a handsome dog. The boys wrestle in the grass and play on logs in the forest. The boys hike and backpack through lower Austria. Beautiful tree and mountain views, streams and waterfalls. Good shot of Ellen (Maexie) and the boys resting on boulders, eating apples. They continue hiking and make a campfire. They board a train to Zell am See, visit the town shops, and go swimming in a mountain lake, splashing each other and playing in the sand. Sunset and sunrise. Beautiful alpine vistas. The boys play with a dog and take a chairlift to the top of a mountain. A large group of friends gather with the Illich family in a country road, the older fellow swings the twins in a circle. One of the twins tries to feed cows walking on the road. View of log cabins and dirt road. (ends abruptly)

Event:  1937 July
Bad Gastein, Austria
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yvonne Illich
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:40:17
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