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Prewar Austria: vacation and leisure time

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.545.12 | RG Number: RG-60.7038 | Film ID: 4416

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    Prewar Austria: vacation and leisure time

    Overview

    Description
    “Bilder vom staatlichen Skikurs Radstadt Weihnachten 1933” Horse pulls a sled. People walk and ski in the snow. They point and wave at the camera. Others trek up a hill on skis and ski down. Tree with icicles. A person falls. “Allerlei Allotria” The boys do acrobatics. They ski down another hill. Someone waves. More acrobatics. People on a balcony. 01:03:45 Parade of uniformed military men in the snow. “Hotel Pesl Lisl Jasny” CUs of different people, some dark, some smiling for the camera, at the train station. Train departs, kids wave. (01:05:46) Mixed shots of skiing, and a group of people trying to stand on skis, falling.

    01:06:03 Shots from a moving train during a different season. Scenic views. Plants, trees and landscapes. CU, butterfly on someone's hand. Three friends laugh and talk, walk on a country road. They picnic in the grass and sail a kite. They dine at a table and dance at Wiener Stadtbrau. 01:10:21 Brief shot of a film projector. Women with children sit on chairs in a park (Volksgarten?), the boy eats nuts. A young girl smiles in a field, talks to the cameraman. City street, CU, nicely dressed man, a woman playfully covers her face with a scarf. The group eats and laughs (Franz and possibly Walter?), and walk along a dirt path. A woman comes out of an ice cream shop with two cones and alternates eating from each. Gardens behind Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. A girl in a hat talks and smiles at the cameraman. They take a trolley train ride. Large community pool. Kids play with beach ball “Sport Marathon” in the water. Two women lounge on a blanket. A man lifts one of the woman’s feet into the air. CU, the woman talking. A woman pushes a man into the pool. End.
    Duration
    00:13:10
    Date
    Event:  1933
    Locale
    Vienna, Austria
    Austria
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Elizabeth Hausner
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Walter Hausner
    Biography
    Walter Hausner (April 24, 1914-February 5, 2003) was a member of the Austrian amateur film society in Vienna. His father, Ferdinand (1883-1957) owned a firm for fabrics and fashion articles with factories in Vienna and Jihlava, Czechoslovakia with business partner Siegfried Furst. Walter’s mother, Wilhelmina Bloch, died from cancer in 1937. Walter and Ferdinand managed to leave Vienna together just before the plebiscite in March 1938 on a plane which was brought down in Berlin. The Nazis required Ferdinand to supply an inventory of his assets. His friend and fashion designer, Claire Rennai, had a visa to go to the United States and married Ferdinand to help him get out of Austria. Walter made it to England where he had planned to establish another factory for the family textile firm. He was interned as an enemy alien. Walter later served in the British Army, where he met a singer, Irene Jones (1921-2014) performing for the troops. They married and emigrated to the New York region in 1948.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Excellent
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4416 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4416 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4416 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4416 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Elizabeth Hausner
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum does not own the copyright for this material and does not have authority to authorize third party use. For permission, please contact the rights holder, Ms. Elizabeth Hausner.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The amateur films made by Walter Hausner and other family belongings were smuggled out of Austria in textile crates as the Hausner family fled Nazism. In March 2019, Walter Hausner’s daughter, Elizabeth, contacted Colorlab to digitize the films and she donated the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in December 2019.
    Film Source
    Elizabeth Hausner
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: Reel 1
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:56:03
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