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Hausner family in England, postwar

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.545.12 | RG Number: RG-60.7044 | Film ID: 4421

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    Hausner family in England, postwar

    Overview

    Description
    Soldiers digging a ditch (unclear), plane flies over field. 01:05:26 Betty Hausner with baby Tony in Liverpool 1946. Baby in stroller. 01:06:12 Family sitting in grass, posing for the camera. Franz, the man in suit with glasses smoking, switches places with the other man, and the family poses again. Brief shots of an opera/theatrical play, three actors in costume.
    Duration
    00:02:09
    Date
    Event:  1946
    Locale
    Liverpool, England
    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 4421 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4421 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4421 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4421 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 6
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:06:33
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