Landscape without people

Typical Galician Polish landscape in the summer of 1936.

These frames are from the Yiddish-language film Jidl mit’n fidl (“A little Jew with a violin”, 1936, English title “A Castle in the Sky,” which can be seen here), made as a Polish-American cooproduction. The protagonists appearing in them are Molly Picon, Simcha Fostel, Leon Liebgold, and Max Bozyk. The film was directed by Joseph Green.

Jidl mit’n fidl: A Heimisher Sherl. Alicia Svigals.

The vegetation is exactly the same eighty years later, in August 2014, in the same place, the Belżec extermination camp, Galicia.