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Jewish family life pre-war; skiing

Film | Accession Number: 2019.220 | RG Number: RG-60.6998 | Film ID: 4375

Section 1 and 3: Eric Weyl smokes a cigarette while sitting at a table (continuation of shot in RG-60.1740 at 01:01:17). Two women outdoors in a wool coats and hats, snow on the ground, they walk along a sidewalk. The taller woman is Else Weyl, who later walks with her brother-in-law Paul Weyl, the man with spectacles. They make faces at the cameraman. Family members walk on the city street (shops, tram-lines), probably in Monchengladbach, and pose for the camera. In a park, Gertrude and her mother Elsa (Lieschen) Weyl walk down a path. They push Bernard Weyl, Eric's father, in a wheelchair. Eric and Else walk along the dirt path, followed briefly by toddler Peter running. Private garden (perhaps the home of the Bernard in Monchengladbach), he is helped into a chair by a nurse, and visited by two women. Young Peter hands the man a cane. CU, the older man, positioned in a chair. Family members pose for a picture and mill about the lawn.

01:02:39:08 Putting on a pair of skis, snow-covered mountains around modern day Karpacz. Skiing down a small hill. Skiers walk up the hill using their poles and skis, and return down the slope several times. A woman picks up ski poles, probably following an instructor's lead. Ski resort (then called Teichmannbaude, eventually became Hotel Orlenik and later private property). Riding on a small wooden sled. CUs, two women walking. Pan, snow-covered mountains.

Event:  circa 1928-1929
Reichenbach, Germany
Monchengladbach, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Ruth Geall
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:11
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