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Sally and Erna Isenberg tour Geneva and vicinity

Film | Accession Number: 2013.215.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1489 | Film ID: 3903

[VQ begins poor] Erna in bed. EXT of Geneva with apartments and river. Another view of Erna reading or writing in bed followed by city views. 01:00:34 An outdoor entertaining space on street level. Street scenes and lake-views. People with umbrellas on a platform. CUs of Erna eating. Cat jumps off ledge. Erna Isenberg walks by a train. Erna types on a typewriter. Scenic views of landscape. INT, pan of dining room with tables and waiters in tuxedos. Views of a boat on a lake from hotel window. City street scenes, bicycles, traffic. 01:04:05 Entrance to Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva, Switzerland. Park and ornate church. People exit the hotel and tour the city. 01:04:50 Quick view of a man in uniform carrying a bag. Boat on Lake Geneva. 01:05:14 Sally Isenberg walks toward the camera, followed by Erna. More lake views. People (possibly Henriette Susskind beside Erna) board a boat with dining room, views of shore. Boat docks, sign: "Morges", more lake views from boat journey. Train on mountainside. Touring lakeside city by car showing broad boulevards and narrow alleys. 01:07:30 Erna gets out of the car, eats at a café outdoors. 01:07:55 Schoolgirls dressed in uniform walk along street. Views of the lake, countryside, castles from boat. Erna in a fur-lined coat walks toward camera - sightseeing near old stone building, narrow streets, country homes, and harbor. Erna walks toward camera with car in BG, sightseeing, castle, lake views. 01:12:18 Back in city, people board a tram. Red Cross truck. Pedestrians line streets. Boy walks dogs on leash. Pan of street scene. Erna peers into shop windows. Dog. Boat on lake. People board a boat (possibly including Henriette with Erna), water, boat mechanic, etc. Sally on-deck at 01:14:38.

Event:  1930-1938
Geneva, Switzerland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Mark Isenberg
Record last modified: 2023-11-07 12:14:49
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