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Gessner visits Moscow

Film | Accession Number: 2014.534 | RG Number: RG-60.1832 | Film ID: 4169

Gessner enters a doorway through two soldiers after one looks at his papers. 01:05:40 WS of the House of the Unions in Moscow, Russia. Sign beneath reads “всесоюзный сеза советских пшсатепей”. Three other banners hang from the building. 01:05:48 Gessner walks through a doorway again, pulling out his papers to show to the soldier. He looks back at the camera and flashes his papers. A young boy and girl talk to each other in front of a board with people’s portraits mounted. More portraits. A man observes.The young boy and girl sit down at an outdoor table. The girl attempts to grab a paper from beneath the menu of the person next to her, but then is handed a paper. Painting of books with covers in Russian like “маркс” and “стаашш”.

Very young children. One lightly hits another. Young boys play with a ball. A group of older men. Some smile, others just stare. Two men in the street look up at the camera. More of the group of men. Two men standing outside, one wears the Jewish prayer shawl (tallit). Blurry CU of a bearded man wearing a tallit. More men talking outside this building.

Event:  1934
Moscow, Soviet Union
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Peter Gessner
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:39:18
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