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Baby Otto Verdoner

Film | Accession Number: 2002.182.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3377 | Film ID: 2493

Otto Verdoner, the youngest of the three Verdoner children is seen with a nurse, being taken out of his bassinette. Notes with original film indicate that Otto was 2 days old. VS, CU Otto in the arms of his mother Hilde Verdoner, lying in bed with Hilde. VS, of the nursemaid helping to take care of Otto and his mother. MCU, Yoka arranging the bassinette for her baby brother. CU, Otto crying in crib. VS, CUs, Otto takes a bath and changes diapers with the help of the nursemaid, Yoka and Francisca. Original notes with the film indicate that these images were shot over a period of two months. Otto is seen from the age of two days to the age of eight weeks in various daily activities in the life of a newborn. There is another woman who appears in the footage, possibly a family member or neighbor, she is not identified by name. She assists Hilde and plays with Yoka and Francisca, takes part in dressing Otto. VS, Francisca filling a bucket with water, having a minor tantrum.

Event:  1939 February
Production:  1939
Hilversum, Netherlands
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Francisca Verdoner Kan, Otto Verdoner, and Yoka Verdoner
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:01
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