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Visiting Polish family, Vienna, Paris, and Holland

Film | RG Number: RG-60.0138 | Film ID: 4230

Title card: “With the Faust Family Pabjanice April 1933.” In Pabianice, Poland, three children play with a shovel and bucket in the sand. Three women in fur coats sit closely together on a bench. The Faust family walks down a residential street and poses for the camera. The elder is Herman Faust, a textile manufacturer whose home and business were located in either Pabjanice or Czestochowa (many family members perished during the Holocaust). Lovely portraits of the family. The children make faces and are scolded. The group continues to pose in various spots and groupings for the camera, sometimes waving and blowing kisses. One couple holds still photo cameras. 01:04:06 Platform [Nástupiště] at a Czech train station.

Title card: “Sofienalp with Dr. Damask, Parks of Vienna.” The couple and likely Dr. Damask, stand in a large pasture, the Sofienalpe. CU, Dr. Damask. He walks with Morris. Rolling hills. Palatial building with columns. People sit outside in a manicured garden with a fountain. Views of different parks, statues, and fountains.

Title card: “Mr. and Mrs. Geiringer, Street Parade - Schoenbrunn.” An older couple pose arm in arm for the camera. Parade from a distance. The older couple and Ruth stand on a balcony, then return inside. Statue in the middle of a fountain. Gardens and the gloriette of the Schonbrunn Palace.

01:07:53 Title card: “On Lake Lucerne - Wm. Tell’s Country.” View of the mountains from the water. Ruth poses next to a sign, “Tellsplatte.” Boat in the water with mountains behind. Approaching a dock labeled “Rutli” from a boat.

Title card: “PARIS - Versailles, Tuileries, Louvre, Opera, Pantheon, Concorde.” Sightseeing at Versailles, including the gardens and fountains. The Tuileries gardens and the Louvre. Ruth walks towards the camera in the Tuileries and poses in front of the Palais Garnier opera house. Pantheon from afar. Streetcars and cars pass on the city road in front. The Horns on the steps in front of the Pantheon. Obelisk at Place de la Concorde, with bicycles and cars on the street in front. Place de la Concorde with the Eiffel Tower. Street scenes of Paris. The bouquinistes.

Title card: “Amsterdam - Marken - Volendam - Edam.” Touring Holland. Munttoren clock tower in Amsterdam. Buildings and canals. A village harborfront with sailboats. A man stands next to a bridge with a cow. CU, Ruth on a small boat with other passengers. Village, houses on the shore. The boat docks. Three girls do washing in the water. Ruth stands in front of two Dutch women wearing traditional outfits and wooden clogs. A group of tourists, arm in arm, walk away from the camera. The young woman follows and gestures for the person behind the camera to come along. Several men in balloon pants and wooden clogs walk by. A young woman carries a baby. Two Dutch children wearing clogs stand on the street, looking away from the camera. Village houses, downtown scenes in Volendam. Windmill in a field and countryside.

Event:  August 20, 1932 - July 29, 1933
Vienna, Austria
Paris, France
Volendam, Netherlands
Pabianice, Poland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lucerne, Switzerland
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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