Osterreise nach Schwarzburg 1957/Ein Besuch auf dem Kyffhäuser 1957

Home movie of East German family vacations. Handwritten title card: “Osterreise nach Schwarzburg 1957” (Easter trip to Schwarzburg, 1957). [in color] Man with camera standing among evergreen trees takes photos while smoking. Group of people with walking sticks sit near monument while man photographs. Close-up of inscription on monument read “Quelle der Schwarza” (Source of […]

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Der letzte Schnee in der Dübener Heide März 1958/Omi Pfeifers 70. Geburtstag 1958

Home movie from East Germany. Handwritten title card:: “Der letze Schnee in der Dübener Heide März 1958” (Last snow on the Düben Heath, 1958). Snowfall in forest; family plays with sled. Extended snowball fight. [3:51] Title card: “Omi Pfeifers 70. Geburtstag 1958” (Grandma Pfeifer’s 70th Birthday, 1958). Guests enter birthday party and bow to the […]

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Brockenaufstieg Rübeland/Elbfahrt m. Lübkens 1959

Home movie of an East German family vacation to the Brocken (in the Harz Mountains), Rübeland, and along the Elbe River. Family clambers on rocks in forest; mother and daughter show off souvenirs: decorated cowbell necklace and small figurine or ornament of witch riding broomstick. Building at base of mountains with sign: “Rübeland Tropfsteinhöhlen” (“Rübeland […]

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Urlaub 1960 in der Ober-Lausitz/Der Oybin/Aufstieg durch die Ritterschlucht

Home movie of a family vacation in East Germany. Animated title cards reads “Urlaub 1960 in der Ober-Lausitz/Der Oybin /Aufstieg durch die Ritterschlucht” (Vacation 1960 in Upper Lusitania/Mount Oybin/Ascent through the Knight’s Gorge). Mother and son on steps in narrow mountain gorge; camera pans up to show bridge spanning above it. TITLE CARD: “Ausblick von […]

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