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Schaap Family Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2014.524
Collection Summary
A large collection of 8mm home movies of the extended Schaap family's prewar, wartime, and postwar experiences in the Netherlands, Palestine, and England filmed by Maurits Schaap. Highlights include: 1930s Palestine; building of a synagogue in Rotterdam in the 1930s; a gypsy encampment; a Jewish orphanage in Leiden; the 1942 birthday party for the patriarch of the family; Zionist youth groups; postwar visit to the non-Jewish Dutch family who hid the Schaaps; and the Negbah ship departing Holland with Holocaust survivors for Palestine in 1947.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eli Schaap
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Schaap travels to Palestine via Italy in 1935

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1514 | Film ID: 4101

Event Date
December 1935

Schaap visits Palestine and returns to Holland

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1515 | Film ID: 4102

Event Date
December 1935-January 1936

Prewar Jewish life in the Netherlands; Haamstede Airfield; Jewish orphanage

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1516 | Film ID: 4103

Event Date
1930s

Building a synagogue in Rotterdam; celebrating Hannukah

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1517 | Film ID: 4103

Event Date
1930s

Children at school in Palestine; daily life in Holland; Carnival parade; El Al flight

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1518 | Film ID: 4103

Event Date
1940?; 1948

Garden; prewar Zionist youth group

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1519 | Film ID: 4103

Event Date
1938?

Synagogue and cemetery in Gorredijk

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1520 | Film ID: 4103

Event Date
after 1945

Jewish orphanage; Schaap family gatherings

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1521 | Film ID: 4104

Event Date
1930s; 1942

Family; ritual circumcision; children at play

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1522 | Film ID: 4104

Event Date
1935-1939?

Postwar wedding of Jewish survivors; ritual circumcision of their newborn

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1523 | Film ID: 4104

Event Date
August 1945/1946

Vacationing in Belgium and England

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1524 | Film ID: 4105

Event Date
1939

Visiting England, 1947

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1525 | Film ID: 4105

Event Date
1947 May

Prewar and immediate postwar events in the Netherlands; anti-Jewish sign torn down

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1526 | Film ID: 4106

Event Date
1930-1945

Clearing war debris; military officers make plans

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1527 | Film ID: 4106

Event Date
1944-1945

Allies clear debris; children sent to England to recuperate

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1528 | Film ID: 4106

Event Date
1944-1945

Wounded survivors; postwar military parade

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1529 | Film ID: 4106

Event Date
1944-1945

Schaaps visit their rescuers after the war

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1542 | Film ID: 4107

Event Date
May 1945 to 1949

Scrap iron business

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1543 | Film ID: 4107

Event Date
after 1945

Schaap family life after the war

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1544 | Film ID: 4107

Event Date
after 1945

Departure of passenger ship Negbah with Jewish children

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1545 | Film ID: 4107

Event Date
October 1948

Postwar life of the Schaap family; funeral for Dr. Amir

Film | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1546 | Film ID: 4107

Event Date
1946; June 21, 1954
 
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