Mahler Family home movies
Simon and Eva Mahler on board a transatlantic ship to Europe on their way to Simon's hometown in Krosno, Poland. The American couple poses for the camera and play ball. Boys wave an American flag. 00:02:20 Men in Krosno, Poland. Mahler family members and friends pose for the camera. 00:03:02 Daily life in Krosno's market square, later referred by Nazi troops as "Horse Square." Quick circular pans of the busy marketplace and the American relatives. Kids ride tricycles. Family members walk along the sidewalk. 00:05:39 Wolf and Bascha Mahler, Simon's parents, in the courtyard behind their family shop and apartment, making faces at the camera. Various family members gather and pose for the Simon's home movie camera. A group of men, including Moses and David Mahler, walk down the sidewalk in front of the family apartment. 00:06:41 Shmuel Fuehrer on the left stands next to a group of women, and then with a group of men. Shmuel was the first and only Rabbi of Krosno. He was the head of the Jewish judicial council and consecrated Krosno's Jewish Cemetery. He was later forced out of the synagogue and shot by the Nazis. 00:07:01 More Mahler family group shots. 00:07:10 Eva walks down the sidewalk outside of the Mahler apartment. She walks towards the camera and acts humorously. 00:07:28 A group of women with flower bouquets gather in a car in Krosno surrounded by local civilians. 00:08:06 Close-ups and pan of vendors in Krosno's market square, shops, wagons, merchants. 00:09:55 "Kosher" in Hebrew painted on a shop's shutters, sign at left: "Spozywczych - Zucker". Marketplace.
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Also in Mahler Family Collection
Family films of an American couple, Simon and Eva Mahler, visiting family in Krosno, Poland in August 1929.
Parade with elaborate floats and crowds of spectators. CU, three children and their elders. Toddler with bowlegs. MS, portraits of families outside village homes (still in Krosno?). 00:12:55 Polish troops marching in the street. Banner in Polish above the street. A man with white beard and hat holds a Torah scroll behind gentlemen in formal dress. The American visitors and friends wave at the camera. Locals. 00:14:08 Synagogue (?) in Krosno. MS of a Polish soldier in uniform. The Krosno town square, local children, Jewish men, and crowds. 00:16:16 The large group of Mahler family and Krosno locals wave to the camera; Eva holds a large bouquet. 00:16:58 Wolf, Simon and Bascha Mahler at a train station. Another group of children wave, followed by men, and women with bouquets of flowers. They pose and say farewell and the train departs. 00:18:30 Tourist shots of a cathedral. 00:18:53 While on the return ship SS Olympic from Cherbourg, France arriving in New York City on August 29, 1929, the Mahlers lounge, socialize, and play games. Eva struggles with her hat and coat in the wind, and poses for the camera. Deck view. 00:20:48 The Mahler children at home in New York (Brooklyn) after a day of swimming.