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Skiing; Americans visit Vienna; Austrian military

Film | RG Number: RG-60.0137 | Film ID: 4229

Storefronts with German writing, shuttered shops (winter?). Steep snowy hill, people climb stairs to top of ski jump. At another ski hill, many figures mill about and ski.

Title card: “Ringstrasse, Oper, Hotel Bristol Kaerntnerstrasse.” Visiting the city of Vienna. Vienna State Opera House, with buses driving by on the street. Street scenes. The Hotel Bristol.

Title card: “Goethe Denkmal, Burg Tor, Museums, Maria Theresia Denkmal, Neue Hofburg.” Statue of Goethe. The Burg Tor, an old castle gate. Statue of Maria Theresa. Trolleys go by on the street. The Hofburg Palace. A decorated horse and buggy advertising “Linden-Keller” in ornate lettering.

Title card: “Parlament, Burgtheater, Rathaus, Votiv Kirche.” More sightseeing, including the Parliament building, Vienna City Hall, the Austrian National Theatre, two tall cathedral spires. Streetcars.

Title card: “On the Graben, Stephansdom, Karntnerstrasse, Anker Uhr.” Street activity on the Graben in Vienna. St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Pedestrians and storefronts on the Karntnerstrasse, a famous shopping district in Vienna. The Ankeruhr clock.

Title card: “The Wachau, Scenes Along the Danube.” Views of countryside, castles and houses from a boat on the Danube. Ruth Carlson Horn sits at a table in an outdoor courtyard and drinks a beer.

Title card: “Vienna 1 May 1933.” Street scene filmed from above with horse-drawn buggies. 01:15:19 Ruth in a fur coat walks towards camera, Austrian military, rifle posts on cobbled streets. 01:15:58 MS, man concealing a camera(?), he appears later and waves. EXT, Café Museum, with soldiers. MS, soldiers walk down the sidewalk. Soldiers sit at posts along the sidewalk and at street entrances.

Event:  August 20, 1932 - July 29, 1933
Vienna, Austria
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Sandra Horn Elstein and Henry Elstein
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:34
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