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Vasilevsky family in Slovakia

Film | RG Number: RG-60.0187 | Film ID: 4340
Image

KODAK. Quick pan of workers in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia. The Vasilevsky family exits an automobile, including mother Elizabeth, daughter Emma, and son George. CUs. The children pick flowers and dance with George (the cameraman). Four schoolgirls on sidewalk and in town. An elegantly dressed man waves to the camera. Boy cries. Elizabeth and her children exit a building (possibly the Kvetnica Sanatorium where they visited Dr. Madziuk). Walking in the large park in the center of Kvetnice. Children, including Vitia and Peter Kalina, play in the garden with a rabbit at home in Spišská Nová Ves.

CUs, adults (possibly the guests Odehnals, Stofkos and Strakas, according to the canister notes). They walk down a street. George plays with a toy car; Emma on a scooter. 00:06:07 Soldier in uniform joins the family. They walk along a city street with shops. Pan clocktower, Church of St. Mary. Slovak flag on building. CUs, soldier in uniform, eagle insignia on his camp. Shops. Mother with baby in carriage. George plays in the yard, with his father. He puts on the soldier's cap and poses for the camera; Emma styles the soldier's hair; the other adult in a suit walks toward the camera. VAR shots of the children playing outdoors with the tall man (not in uniform). Four men play cards and drink beer; women tend to the children. Brief INT shot.

00:17:00 George and Emma in overcoats walk towards the camera. 00:17:25 Military parade in Spišská Nová Ves. Crowds gather and line the streets. 00:18:19 INT, man at work in an office. At home, the children play outdoors with their mother, and then with their father George. Views of the Tatra moutains on the highway to city of Poprad. Automobile with Slovak license plates. Family poses for the camera. CUs, family members.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:23:00
Event Date
1940
Locale
Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
Kvetnice, 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 10:14:41
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