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Lizzy Kessler Amateur Film Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2017.586.2
Collection Summary
Several reels of 9.5mm film in the Kessler Family Collection portray life in pre-war Austria, as shot by Alice (Lizzy) Kessler, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. The amateur films often include graphics, special effects, and titling in German and feature Alice's son, Hans Otto Kessler, and the family pets.
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Hansi turns three; dream sequence with special effects

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1088 | Film ID: 4366

Date
Event:  1929

Cactus breeding; gymnast; skiing in Grinzing; boy plays with a telephone

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1089 | Film ID: 4367

Date
Event:  1931 February

A short film about the Kessler family dogs

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1090 | Film ID: 4368

Date
Event:  approximately 1931

Two short amateur films featuring Hansi and the Kessler family pets; Hansi visits Schonbrunn zoo

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1091 | Film ID: 4369

Date
Event:  approximately 1931

Kessler family life in 1931

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.7026 | Film ID: 4404

Date
Event:  1931

Visiting Italy

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.7027 | Film ID: 4405

Date
Event:  1932

Family vacation at sea in Opatija

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.7028 | Film ID: 4406

Date
Event:  1933

Comedy about a family eating

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.7029 | Film ID: 4407

Date
Event:  approximately 1930

Two short films: Hansi eats; Hansi grows up; amateur film equipment and studio; toys

Film | Accession Number: 2017.586.2 | RG Number: RG-60.7030 | Film ID: 4408

Date
Event:  approximately 1930
 
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