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Children ski; Women repair damage in Slovakia

Film | RG Number: RG-60.0190 | Film ID: 4343
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Outdoors in Spišská Nová Ves. Children, including Emma and George and their friends Vitaliy and Peter, ski in the snow.

00:00:50 Women greet each other, shake hands (with Elizabeth Vasilevsky?) , and smile for the camera.One fixes her hair and looks in a handheld mirror. The two women link arms with George Vasilevsky (camera around his neck) and proceed towards the camera. CUs of the two women, snowball fight, probably at the residence of the Vasilevsky family. One writes a word in the snow with the tripod. 00:04:06 Teenage girl (Emma?) with glasses in scout uniform walks towards the camera.

00:04:18 Several women (possibly Ukrainian or Russian) in dark coveralls crouch beside brick rubble, pounding hammers. They smile for the camera. Male in the background. The girls smile and laugh while they repair damage (date unknown, could be January 1945 after the arrival of the Red Army), and pose for the camera (the two women in the earlier yard scene appear here). VAR shots of the infrastructure damage, demolished buldings, and piles of bricks. 00:06:43 Woman with kerchief begs the cameraman to stop filming. More group shots, women with sledgehammers.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:07:15
Event Date
approximately 1945 January
Locale
Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Helen French and Ukrainian Museum-Archives of Cleveland
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Record last modified: 2018-08-30 10:15:09
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