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Vogel family swims and ice skates before the Holocaust in Hungary

Film | Accession Number: 2002.175.4 | RG Number: RG-60.1820 | Film ID: 4163

Eva Brust and her governess walk amongst blossoming trees in a field. CU of Eva. She plays affectionately with a young boy. Men and women lay in swimsuits in the grass. Some swim and play in a public pool. Camera focuses on an older woman swimming. Two women bounce a young girl in the water. Children play around pool chairs. CU of Eva sitting in the grass. She has her hair in braids and sits on a chair. She then plays with a hose. Sitting on a bench next to a boy, she licks a wooden spoon. The boy dips his spoon in the pot at his feet and does the same. CU of the boy with food on his face from the spoon. The children hit each other with their spoons. The governess intervenes. They continue to smack each other with their spoons and the governess runs in again.

01:09:43 Back on the lawn by the pool. Three young girls sit in the grass together. They hold a small white umbrella. They go into the water, all wearing swim caps. Eva sits in the doorway of a house. Birds in cages. Eva holds a dog on a leash while the governess shakes the dogs paw. They pet the dog together. Eva ice skates. Shot of a bridge. Eva ice skates while holding her father, Elek’s, hand. Her mother, Lily, joins. Many other people skate by. Eva sits with her father in the stands overlooking the rink, before returning to the ice again. The family skates in a line, falling once.

01:18:53 A woman swims in the pool, smiling at the camera. Eva swims in the water, attached to a rope that her father holds while walking along the edge of the pool. INT shot of Eva knitting. ECU of her hands as she knits. She lays down and receives a scrub and massage on her bag from her governess.

Budapest, Hungary
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of James Vogel
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:15:00
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