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Dr. A. Howard and Lucille Shanberg visit family in Poland and Belarus in 1929

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2018.531 | RG Number: RG-60.1818 | Film ID: 4171

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    Dr. A. Howard and Lucille Shanberg visit family in Poland and Belarus in 1929


    Town Hall in Białystok in Poland, a commercial district. Woman and young girl on a narrow street as an older woman and man approach along the side of the left building. Horse drawn cart carrying a man and barrels moves through town. Pans right on the town and a row of houses on a tree-lined street. A lake with with floating wood rafts.

    01:00:27 CU of four women and one man all smiling and waving to the camera, perhaps in Swislocz, Belarus. Behind them is a wooden structure and the lake with wood rafts. Cows walking. WS of the cows and the man walking into a town. House and trees surrounded by a picket fence.

    01:00:50 Two women and one man look at the camera in Jalowka, Poland? Lucille Huttner Shanberg on the left is fixing a white scarf around her head, as the man in the middle, Avram Hershel Cemnik (Abram Tsemnik, Abram Schamberg) removes his hat. Woman on the right holds an umbrella against her shoulder.

    01:01:00 One woman and two men stand in front of a doorway as one older woman stands in the BG. Dr. A. Howard Shanberg, in the center, gestures with his hat in hand while speaking to the cameraman. Man smiles and waves while leaning on a windowsill next to a vase of flowers.

    01:01:05 Lucille, Avram, and the woman with the umbrella stand together again. The women smile as Lucille raises and lowers Avram’s cane. Avram waves his hat back and forth. WS of men and younger boys walking along a residential street.

    01:01:19 Lucille, Edwin (Dr. Howard’s son), a woman (Chava Caplan Bat David, Avram’s wife?), and Avram stand on the side of a house. Avram waves around his cane. New shot of the same men and women posing on the side of a building with four arched windows. Avram waves his cane in circles and Lucille waves to the camera.

    01:01:26 Avram, Chava?, Dr. Howard, and Edwin? open a gate as Dr. Howard speaks, looking towards the camera. Jalowka Cemetery. Avram stands by a tomb with a Hebrew inscription while waving to the camera. A wooden building with a pile of lumber. Church steeple juts out above a dense growth of trees. People and horses stand below. Avram stands on a porch amongst three other men, four women, and a baby. Pans left to a bearded man in the window, the woman next to him only partially visible. White archway with a mule-drawn cart moving through. Lucille, a woman and Avram sit in the cart. Lucille playfully pats her behind.

    01:01:56 CU of Avram on a porch with two younger boys and three women walking towards the camera. The two boys on the ends remove their hats. WS of same people shows two boys on the left and a woman waving a cloth out of the window on the right. Horse-drawn carriages decorated with foliage bring a large group of people along a cobblestone street. White obelisk in a town center. CU of three men, two women, and a young girl in front of a brick wall. A woman standing in a doorway with a man sitting on the steps below. View from the street of a three story building with balconies.

    01:02:39 Four women and two men look at the camera, three of the women wave. Sign in back “Krawiec Meski A-Rubinsztein”. WS of Berlin Cathedral. Brandenburg Gate with cars and a bus driving through.
    Film Collection Title
    Shanberg Collection
    Event:  1929
    Jalowka, Poland
    Swislocz, Belarus
    Berlin, Germany
    Bialystok, Poland
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Brock Shamberg
    Camera Operator: Abraham H. Shanberg
    Subject: Abraham H. Shanberg
    Dr. Abraham Howard Shanberg is the son of Herschel Gedalia.

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:02:54:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4171 Film: positive - 16 mm - silent - b&w - print - A-wind
      Master 4171 Film: positive - 16 mm - silent - b&w - print - A-wind
      Master 4171 Film: positive - 16 mm - silent - b&w - print - A-wind
      Master 4171 Film: positive - 16 mm - silent - b&w - print - A-wind

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    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

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    Film Provenance
    Dr. Shanberg and his wife Lucille traveled to Vienna for a medical convention and honeymoon in July 1929 when they recorded this trip to family in Poland and Belarus. This 16mm film was duplicated from the original by the donor, Brock Shamberg, in November 1977. Brock Shamberg donated the 16mm film print to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016.
    Film Source
    R. Brock Shamberg
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    2024-02-21 08:04:15
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