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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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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Queen’s Day parade; visiting a deer park in the Hague

Crowded parade in the Netherlands, probably for Queen’s Day [Koninginnedag] on April 30, most likely in 1938. Floats proceed around a corner, shop sign, “J. Wagema…” visible in BG. Group of butchers in white march together holding a sign reading (in part) “De Platte Rib” with a drawing of a pig and hanging sausage links. […]

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Cohen-Paraira family in the city before the war

Ellis and her brother Abraham pose in front of blooming tree, probably in Scheveningen in 1938. Deer grazing at a park in the Hague. David with Ellis and Marian Viskoop, a family friend later killed at Sobibor. 01:10:33 A pier close to the family home on Maastrichtsestraat in Scheveningen, “SCH” on the boats. 01:10:37 Good […]

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Family visits blossoming tulips

People visit sprawling tulip fields, probably near Lisse, Netherlands, Dutch flags affixed to a sign in the field. Ellis and her friend Hetty Winkel with an automobile behind them. 01:11:43 Brief view of toddler Hester (Hesje) Jas in a backyard garden, followed by more shots and closeups of the beautiful and colorful flowers (city 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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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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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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Kan family at the airport and beach

Betsy and Robert exit the house carrying small shovels. The children exit a car and walk towards the camera. Two boys (Robert is on the right) run towards the camera. Betsy waves from a balcony. EXT large house. Pan down to a woman walking down a hill. 01:00:42 Several children and two adults in a […]

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