Category Archives: Verdoner Family Collection

Postwar: Verdoner children emigrate to the US on a ship

CU, Yoka and Francisca Verdoner on the deck of a ship SS Gripsholm bound for the USA. This footage was shot post war, the Verdoner children were hidden children. Their mother Hilde was deported to Auschwitz and perished during the war. CU, all three Verdoner children arm in arm on deck- Francisca, Yoka and Otto.

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Postwar: Verdoner family at the beach

EXT, Yoka Verdoner playing table tennis. Francisca Verdoner walking among cabanas at the beach in Zandvoort, near Haarlem, the Verdoner family’s summer vacation spot. This footage was shot post war. The Verdoner children were hidden children. Their mother Hilde was deported to Auschwitz where she perished. CU of the children at the beach. Yoka and

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Verdoner family on vacation in the Alps

Scenes from the Verdoner family’s winter vacation, skiing in the Alps in Switzerland. VS of ski slopes and countryside. Hilde and Gerrit Verdoner are identifiable. VS of people lining up on the slopes, cross country skiing, climbing uphill, etc. Shot of ski lift and people getting on lift. VS of ski resort/lodge taken from the

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Verdoner family at home

Verdoner family at home. INT, scenes of Hilde Verdoner with baby Francisca Verdoner being fed, crawling around with bare bottom. Scenes in their home. Scenes of Francisca potty-training, hamming it up for the camera, calling to the cameraman. VS, Yoka and Francisca playing together, eating dinner at table. Yoka feeds herself

Verdoner family and friends out in Hilversum

Verdoner family and friends out for a stroll on a late fall/early winter day in Hilversum, Holland. Yoka Verdoner, her mother Hilde Verdoner, Francisca Verdoner in baby carriage, and several other children, women and men (possibly relatives or friends, the family is indentified as the Cohen family in original captions that accompany films). Walking through

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Verdoner children in Hilversum

EXT, MCUs, Yoka Verdoner, in the arms of a young bespectacled man, on the streets of Hilversum, Holland. They are both smiling and joking with each other, Yoka gives the man a kiss on the cheek. Yoka and a young boy, roughly her age, playing on a see saw in a garden or a park,

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Verdoner family holiday and houseboat

EXT, MCU, a man in a small house boat, docked. According to documentation that accompanied original films, the man’s name is Leo Wijnbergin Punter. Gerrit Verdoner comes out on deck, putting on his shirt, and takes one of the eggs from the table, puts it in his mouth and begins to ham it up for

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