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Czech family life and holidays in prewar Europe

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1076 | Film ID: 4330

Popeye cartoon (brief). 00:15 A Czech Jewish family -- Karel Hartmann, his wife Edita, and their two sons Jan and Jiri (later George) -- vacations. "1935 Woerthersee" Austria, swimming in the lake. The boys jump off a diving board into the water and swim and clown around with their father. Jiri and Jan walk together and with their mother down a lane. A castle (?) is visible in the distance. In the town, the boys pose with their father in front of a fountain. One of the boys takes pictures with a camera around his neck. The family stands on a dock in front of a seaplane. 03:33 Feeding pigeons in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. Gondolas. The boys play and swim with their father on a beach in Rimini, Italy. Dark shots of the family getting out of their car on a road in Italy. Pans of a town square. One of the boys aims his camera at the person filming him. Back at the beach, the boys play, swim, and row a boat with their father.

06:59 Skiing in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czechoslovakia in the Krkonose Mountains in December 1935. The boys take turns skiing down a hill and over a small jump in front of a ski lodge. Dark IINTs of puppies (The IWM record indicates this may be at the home of Czech sculptor Ladislav Kofranek, although he does not appear). EXT, Karel, Jiri, and Jan ski. Edita sleds down a hill. The boys play in the snow and ski.

11:15 In spring, Karel, one of the children, and a man walk under a flowering tree. Edita loads film into a camera. In summer, Karel pretends to fall in front of a car driving toward him. In bathing suits in front of a grand house, family members use a hose to play with a dog. They play ping pong, wrestle. 14:45 Karel plays soccer on a field. He receives a prize (? model of a ship). CUs, team players.

15:55 Ice hockey. Edita ice skates. Boats on a river. Gevaert Cine-Film logo.

Event:  1935-1936
Venice, Italy
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:42:33
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