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Jewish family in Vienna, 1938

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1908 | Film ID: 4239

Helen Hamerman in a hat and long coat on the streets of Vienna. She lived on Mariahilferstrasse. A sign reads, “FONTANA miralulbandlsgeschaft MEZZANIN,” with a small swastika in the upper left corner. She and another woman walk alongside a man, their arms linked. They all smile as they walk down the street. On a busy Vienna street a shop sign reads, “käsebäckerei.” [black for 15 seconds] Man seen earlier stands in front of a shop with a sign that reads, “VOLKSLESEHALLE FILM UND KINO ABTEILUNG.” He walks towards the camera and removes his hat. He observes the city. A couple climb into their car, followed by two other women. They exit the car on another street, the first woman waving as she walks away with the man. CU of Helen and another woman. They stand with their luggage on the steps of the building, fleeing from Vienna to Trinidad. A bellboy goes past. They smile.

Film Collection Title
Hamerman Family Collection
Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:03:57
Event Date
1938
Locale
Vienna, Austria
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Nanette Jordan and Michelle Shelfer
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:08
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