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Daily life and religious celebrations in Austria in summer 1939

Film | Accession Number: 2016.518 | RG Number: RG-60.1869 | Film ID: 4213

Filmed by the local photography shop owner. “Die Aufnahmen Stammen aus dem Photohaus Risch- Lau R. Mathis in Landeck.” In color, men women and children in traditional Austrian dress, some holding large flags. They watch a priest perform a sermon outdoors. Changes to black and white as people walk along. People look down from a balcony. A woman leans out an open window, smiling. Marching band. [cut to white] Three men talk. People walk through the street, sign on the right, “HOTEL GOLDENER ADLER” (in Innsbruck). People in small buses line the streets. A man waves from the window of the first car. “HOTEL SCHWARZER ADLER” (Innsbruck). “AGFA PHOTO” sign. The cars drive. People wave out the windows. In a riverside town, “HOTEL POST.” A wooden crucifix above a picket fence, with the Austrian Alps in the BG. WS of a town at the base of the mountains. A girl with her hair in two braids on the hillside plays with a dog. 10:04:24 CU of the girl smiling at the camera. She climbs in the sidecar of a motorcycle. WS of a train moving across a bridge. The mountain ranges and the river below. A castle-like building. People stop in a car along the road to take a picture of the building. The bridge and building from a different perspectives. 10:06:22 A girl eats, picturesque mountains in the BG, three friends join her. Man stands beside a building with “zum Greif.” Church steeple from a hillside path. More of the town and various buildings. A man examines smoke coming out of a train. The train begins to move and he hops aboard. Slow motion shots of men diving into a pool. People swim and play in the water. Boys attempt to sit on top of a log in the water. Town streets and various buildings. The girl with braids from before walks through a doorway. A woman carries a heavy load of branches on her back and uses a walking stick. River. Chickens.

10:12:47 “- - - - und went der Stecher seine Branntwein hat, its er allweil cuter Laune!” A bearded man walks pushing a wheelbarrow with his hat and jacket. He chats with two boys, playfully strokes his beard and talks to the camera operator. 10:13:57 “Trachtenschau in Landeck.” A woman and her two girls walk hand in hand in traditional dress down the street. CUs, they look at the camera. The older woman smiles and talks to the camera operator. She walks towards the camera. The older daughter wears a tall black hat, holds her sister’s hand and laughs. A man in a topcoat joins them. Other men wear a different traditional Tyrolean hat style with a wide brim and tall feathers sticking out. Many other people in traditional dress. Various men, women and children wearing a wide array of styles. The marching band practices. 10:18:36 “Fronleichnams Prozession.” In color, an outdoor altar, people carry flags and a statue of Jesus march through town. Young girls with flower crowns move through in the procession. The marching band and men carrying the Blessed Sacrament. 10:20:20 “Zum 300 jährigen Jubiläumsfelt der Stadt Mulikkapelle Landeck” (The 300 year anniversary celebration of the town music chapel of Landeck). More townspeople. A conductor leads the band.

Event:  Summer 1939
Landeck, Austria
Innsbruck, Austria
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Agentur Karl Hoeffkes
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:15:07
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