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Building a synagogue in Rotterdam; celebrating Hannukah

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1517 | Film ID: 4103

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    Building a synagogue in Rotterdam; celebrating Hannukah


    Street sign, "Walenburger Weg." In Rotterdam. INT, wood workshop. Building a synagogue in the late 1930s close enough to the Schaap family home so the elder Salomon Schaap could walk there; the synagogue was not destroyed during WWII. 06:22:07 Star of David on door. Men carry wood into doorway. Menorah in INT of workshop/store. Hebrew letters on tiles Men unload materials for work on synagogue. 06:26:08 INT, crowd of religious Jews. Cantor sings. Men in top-hats and tuxedoes. Bride and groom under pieces of cloth. Light candles. Wedding. Bride and groom smile and shake hands.

    Little boy lights menorah. Children wearing Hebrew letters, dressed like dreidels. Children dance and sing, look at camera. Crowd of children with a few adults watch a play.
    Event:  1930s
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eli Schaap
    Camera Operator: Maurits Schaap
    Maurits Schaap was in hiding in Axel near Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    06:21:19:00 to 06:31:25:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4103 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD
      Master 4103 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD
      Master 4103 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD
      Master 4103 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Eli Schaap
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum does not own the copyright for this material and does not have authority to authorize third party use. For permission, please contact the rights holder, Mr. Eli Schaap.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Eli Schaap donated digital copies of a selection of his father's 8mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014. He had all of his father's films transferred to video at Brodsky & Treadway in 1998 and 1999, and donated video copies to the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive in Jerusalem in 2000.
    Videotape label: "Father's movies: 1930s events, Reels 1A,1B,1C,2A,3A,3B"
    Copied From
    8mm b/w
    Film Source
    Eli Schaap
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5743
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:06:26
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