The Hess Family in Germany and on vacation

IM INNERSTEN WESTFALEN. Boy in suit, VAR shots. Dog, couple playing with dog in winter. Aerial shots. FREUNDE UND BEKANNT. Young couple. CU, man writing at desk. MERAN BEISCHLECHTEM WETTEN… Trees waving in the wind…. UND BEI GUTEN. Aerial shots, landscape, women smelling blossoms on a tree, CUs blossoms. AM MONT BLAN. Snow capped mountains, […]

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Czech Jews on vacation

Home movies of the Lederer and Bruck families in Plana Nad Luznici, Pacov, and Stechovice, Czechoslovakia [Southern Bohemia].;Garden. 01:00:26 Peter Lederer with butterfly net. Lake, Robert Lederer (father) fishing. Peter picking grass. 01:02:31 Nina Lederer (with braids) walking on street reading comics. VAR CUs Lederer family and Emily (Waldstein) Bruck (Peter and Nina’s grandmother) in […]

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East Prussia; Tannenberg Memorial; summer resort

“Kurhaus Nikolaiken” sign along the water in East Prussia. Film is heavily scratched. Traveling in a boat, woman standing on bridge. 01:10:06 The Tannenberg Memorial in Hohenstein where Hindenburg was buried in 1934. Various shots of the complex with two large statues of soldiers, wreaths. Tourists wander around. Brief shot of HJ boys exiting doorway […]

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Children play at a farm in the Netherlands where Rachel de Groot spent the summer of 1941

Rachel and cousin Henny Cohen spent the summer of 1941 at the farm of Steef and Bertha van der Pol in Zwartebroek when vacation opportunities for Jews were severely limited. Bertha had been the children’s nanny before 1936/7. Louis and his parents visited Rachel one day, along with cousin Florence de Groot, who spent her […]

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Vosskamp family takes a summer holiday near Offenburg

The Vosskamp family plays outside on a summer holiday. A man pushes a woman and child on a tree swing;others swim. Children dig in a sandbox. Three of the family members (Johannes’s brother in Lederhoesen?) go hiking in the hills. They come across an old lady with whom they stop and chat. Waterfalls. The children […]

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Prewar Czech Jewish life in Prague and Southern Bohemia

Home movies of the Lederer and Bruck families in Prague, Plana Nad Luznici, Pacov, and Stechovice, Czechoslovakia [Southern Bohemia].;(color) Landscape, family outside home in the mountains, Peter and Nina Lederer in a field of flowers, VAR shots of family members walking towards the camera, eating oranges, CU Ivan Rechts (cousin) squatting near house. 01:05:29 (black […]

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Kan family on vacation in spring and summer 1936

Newspaper clipping: “22 Maart 1936 BEGIN VAN DE LENTE Dit jaar meer dan een symbolische datum. – Ook voor heden gunstige vooruitzichten.” Betsy, Robert, and their grandfather (Jeanne’s father) on a sidewalk. Betsy jumps rope and looks at the camera while Robert holds his grandfather’s hand, skipping. The children, Jeanne, and her parents walk towards […]

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Kan family at home; in Belgium; at the beach

Robert and Betsy ride a bicycle down a gravel road in front of large house, trees in BG. Shots from an airfield, planes taking off. “KLM” on the sides of the planes. Robert and Betsy in backyard. Empty garden. Duck and ducklings swimming. At the beach, CUs of children’s faces. Robert and Betsy playing in […]

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Kan family: daily life in Amsterdam; at the beach; at home

Title in Dutch: “Betsy als baby in 1928” Scenes of a baby in a carriage and two women – Jeanne holding baby Marcus?, walking down the street. 01:00:56 On a different day (notice clothing), children with adults in a street. A little girl in white (Betsy?) looks up at the camera. 01:01:51 At the beach, […]

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