Jewish family in Chechinov and Belzec, Poland before WWII
Probably in Chechinov, Poland where the Furman family lived. Men, women and children walk towards the camera. Horses pull a wagon. A group of men and women walk in the street and look at the camera. More townspeople. The footage of townspeople repeats, flipped right to left. Men, women and children are fascinated by the camera and keep trying to be filmed. The women smile. Men with long beards approach the camera. More women walk up. The footage again repeats, up to the shot of the bearded men.
Dark shots of people in a townsquare with a market in the BG. A man picks up a basket. A bearded man carries a pail across a street. People on the front steps of a house. A woman with a butter churn. A man walks to the entrance of a fenced-in house. Two women pass by on a horse-drawn wagon, one waves. A woman in a chevron print halter top in front of a grove of trees walks up to the camera, smiling. She waves. Two different women. A soldier in uniform with his family. A woman and her children. A man hauling two buckets on a carrying pole. Men ride a bicycle. A horse-drawn wagon carries three people through town. A man in uniform and a woman kiss repeatedly on the cheek, alternating sides each time. He places his hat on his head.
People stand on the train platform, looking up at the camera, filmed from INT. 10:55 Sign says “BELZEC”. The train begins to move.
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:39:18
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn553860
Also in Furman Family Collection
The Furman family traveled to London, England and Poland before the outbreak of World War II. The film operator captures images of travel on an ocean liner and a parade of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The film then turns to Chechinev, Poland where many townspeople interact with the camera by smiling and waving and later to Belzec as the family boards a train.
The ocean. A man on a ship deck walks towards the camera several times, a big smile on his face. Ocean waves. A child runs around on the ship deck. A woman runs with her. They continue playing, holding hands. Small waves in the ocean. A ship with two funnels moves past, its deck crowded with people. Another large liner. A seagull flies. A man struggles with a large rod. People walk through city streets in London, officers, buses, and officers on horseback. Marching band. Four horses pull a float through with a man and woman sitting on it, with the words “The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters” at the top. People march with pails hanging from a bar across their shoulders. Another float rolls, with the words “The old typesetting…” and a man sits on the float in front of a large typesetting machine. Another float rolls through with a man in a Queen’s Guard uniform at the back. People in a horsedrawn carriage. More people marching, and another horse-drawn carriage. Band on horseback, people with instruments. British Army soldiers in ceremonial uniform on the sidewalk. An elaborate carriage rolls, drawn by six horses. The parade finishes and the crowd begins to move. INT very dark view of people inside. People enter a car and drive away. Young women walk arm in arm through the street towards the camera. Four girls pose and smile. Two women in fur coats shake hands while talking to an older woman. A man and woman stand next to each other, the man smokes. They wave to the camera. Another parade filmed from a balcony. People line the streets on either side as soldiers and a marching band walk through. Large crowds of people walk along, carrying something above their heads. MS from street level of people marching.