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Herz Family Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2003.459

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    Collection Summary
    Family footage of the Herz family vacation in Europe in 1937. Footage shows images of Jewish-American life before World War II with its European roots. Jacob Herz visited his family in Poland on several occasions, the last of which is documented here. He took his wife and two daughters - Judith Hirsch (nee Herz) and Belle E. Moser (nee Herz, the donor). The purpose of this trip was to visit Jacob's father, Israel, as well as his wife's family. Many of them perished during the war. Jacob's father was a farmer in Wola, Poland. He built an outhouse to honor the arrival of his American relatives. Later, he was shot in front of his home because he was unable to climb into the wagon used to deport the rest of the family. The Herzs also visited cousins in Galicia and relatives in Vienna. The American Herz family sailed on the "Ile de France" from Brooklyn, New York with their car in steerage. They visited France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Poland. Both Judith and Belle kept diaries during this trip, which they hold in their possession.
    Credit
    US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Belle E. Moser

    Administrative Notes

    Film Source
    Belle E. Moser
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    Touring Europe; mountains

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4202 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June

    Touring Paris

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4203 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June

    Touring Germany

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4204 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June

    Touring Venice and Rome

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4205 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June

    Touring Vienna and Austria

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4206 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June

    Visiting Jacob Herz's father & relatives in Wola, Poland

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4207 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June

    Visiting Jacob Herz's father & relatives in Wola, Poland

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4208 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June

    Sailing on "Ile de France"

    Film | Accession Number: 2003.459 | RG Number: RG-60.4209 | Film ID: 2679

    Date
    Event:  1937 June
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    2022-07-28 21:52:00
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