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Pető family in summer 1939

Film | Accession Number: 2019.432 | RG Number: RG-60.7057 | Film ID: 4434

Kodak Safety film logo. Hungarian titles throughout. “1939. nyara” “Jancsi 3 éves.” János plays with a tricycle. János and Marika with their grandmother, Zseni Krausz (she died in Auschwitz). They visit a park and look at the river. Men play tennis. Nice close shots of the family and friends at leisure in summer, swimming, drinking, eating cake. Includes shots of Pető and his good friend Endre Kardos, among others. The young people in tennis outfits joke and play wrestle in the city. Two men change a flat tire. Tennis match with spectators. 06:09 Workers repair the roadways. Streetcar and other city traffic. Men on scaffolding repair a building. Church. A newly married couple exits the official registration building, celebrated by friends. They celebrate at an outdoor cafe.

07:40 “Excursions to Tisza”. Boating on the Tisza river. Man in bathing suit and cap swims and lights a cigarette. Woman in sunglasses, speaks to the cameraman. They eat a meal outdoors. River, steamship. Farmers on country road. Church, village women. CU, child. The young friends of Pető on a small motorboat, wave and smile for the camera, rest on blankets 10:41 Sailing. Siófok on Lake Baloton. Pier filled with beach-goers in swimwear and people swimming in the lake. Pető and friends. Water slide. Ferry/boat ride. Sunset. Film ends 12:31

Event:  Summer 1939
Szeged, Hungary
Tisan, Hungary
Siófok, Hungary
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Dr. Katalin Pető
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:39
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