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Verdoner family celebrates Easter

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.182.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3378 | Film ID: 2493

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    Verdoner family celebrates Easter

    Overview

    Description
    Notes from original film indicate that the Verdoner family is celebrating Easter, April 1939. EXT, MLS, Gerrit and Francisca Verdoner in their garden. VS, MCUs Francisca playing in the yard with a toy baby doll and baby carriage. Her older sister Yoka is also playing in the garden with her. They are searching for Easter eggs among the trees and bushes in their yard. Their grandfather is in the garden playing with them. MCU, grandfather, grandmother and another female relative, pose for the camera, they are playing with eggs in their hands that they are passing to each other. Gerrit Verdoner moves in and out of frame to join the game. MS, another female relative appears in the picture. CU, Yoka with a basket of colored eggs that she shows to the camera, the image of a rabbit is evident on one of the eggs. VS, in the family yard. Children and adults play with the colored eggs. Francisca continues to hunt for more eggs. Yoka plays ball with her father.
    Duration
    00:05:12
    Date
    Event:  1939 April
    Production:  1939
    Locale
    Hilversum, Netherlands
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Francisca Verdoner Kan, Otto Verdoner, and Yoka Verdoner
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Gerrit Verdoner
    Biography
    The Verdoner Family - Gerrit and Hilde Verdoner, their children Yoka (b.1934), Francisca (b.1937) and Otto (b.1939) - were Jewish. In May 1940, when the Germans overran the Netherlands, Nazi decrees aimed specifically at Jews forced Gerrit out of his business and Yoka out of her second grade class. When the Nazis commandeered their home, the Verdoners went to live with Gerrit's parents in Amsterdam. Shortly thereafter, Gerrit and Hilde decided to place the children in hiding. Their foresight enabled the children to survive and save these family films. Hilde entered Westerbork on December 18, 1942, while Gerrit had a job with the Jewish Council. On September 29, 1943, after the collapse of the Jewish Council and Gerrit's narrow escape from the Germans, Gerrit found refuge in a hideout on a farm. On January 8, 1944 Hilde was sent to Auschwitz. After the war, Gerrit managed to reunite with his children and other surviving family members. The Verdoners emigrated to the US in 1946.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    03:10:05:00 to 03:15:17:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Film: 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2493 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The Verdoner Family Collection of 8mm films was jointly donated by Francisca Verdoner Kan, Otto Verdoner, and Yoka Verdoner to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in May 2002.
    Film Source
    Otto Verdoner
    Yoka Verdoner
    Francisca Verdoner Kan
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 3386
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:04:59
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