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Schermeister Family Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2009.9.1
Collection Summary
Dov Kischinovsky authorized USHMM to copy his grandmother’s 9.5mm black and white films showing the Schermeister family at their vacation home in Snekkersten, Denmark in the 1920s and 1930s. Scenes include the donor’s mother, Lis Kischinovsky (nee Schermeister), and aunt swimming and playing with their relatives, and the family participating in a Havdalah ceremony. The family was smuggled out of Denmark to Sweden in 1943. The day after they arrived in Sweden, Lis's father Bernhard, a milliner who is seen frequently in the film footage, committed suicide. The Schermeister family remained in Stockholm until 1945, when they returned to Copenhagen. They found their apartment inhabited by other people but a neighbor had stored all of their possessions for them. This acquisition is our first home movie collection featuring Danish Jews. One videocassette (11 minutes)
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Dov Kischinovsky
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City street scenes

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4721 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1933

Schermeister family in prewar Denmark

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4722 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1928?

Schermeister family on vacation in the summer of 1928

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4723 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1928

Schermeister girls at the beach, 1928

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4724 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1928

Schermeister girls play in the garden, 1928

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4725 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1928

Bernhard clowns around, 1929

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4726 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1929

Havdalah ceremony

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4727 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1929

Schermeister girls in the garden, 1929

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4728 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1929

Schermeister family vacationing in Snekkersten, 1929

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4729 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1929

Lis Schermeister swimming at the sea

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4730 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1929-1936?

Schermeister girls play in the yard

Film | Accession Number: 2009.9.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4731 | Film ID: 2861

Event Date
1929-1936?
 
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