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Baby Otto Verdoner

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.182.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3386 | Film ID: 2494

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    Baby Otto Verdoner

    Overview

    Description
    Baby Otto Verdoner, in the winter of 1939-40, around 8 months old, lying in his crib, lifting his head up, etc. Francisca Verdoner playing on wooden rocking horse near Otto's crib. VS, Otto in his crib, laughing, smiling, and moving about. CU, Hilde Verdoner plays with her son.
    Duration
    00:02:32
    Date
    Event:  1939 November
    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
    04:02:32:00 to 04:05:04:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2494 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2495 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2496 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2494 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2495 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2496 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2494 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2495 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2496 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2494 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2495 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2496 Film: positive - 8 mm - b&w - print
      Master 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Master 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2494 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    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: 3394
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:05:01
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