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Kan family on vacation in 1936

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.183.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4427 | Film ID: 2475

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    Kan family on vacation in 1936

    Overview

    Description
    Newspaper clipping: "22 Maart 1936 BEGIN VAN DE LENTE Dit jaar meer dan een symbolische datum. - Ook voor heden gunstige vooruitzichten." Betsy, Robert, and their grandfather (Jeanne's father) on a sidewalk. Betsy jumps rope and looks at the camera while Robert holds his grandfather's hand, skipping. The children, Jeanne, and her parents walk towards the camera down a different sidewalk. Trees/park; elderly man with cane. 01:00:18 Driving on road; people walk and bike on either side of the car. Several shots. 01:00:44 At the beach, Betsy digs in the sand with a shovel. She smiles and looks at the camera. Robert digs in the sand. The children build something in the sand. 01:01:04 Newspaper clipping: "PASCHEN- 12 April 1936- KOELE PAASCHDAGEN Wel kans op zon, maar geen werkelijk zacht weer." Robert, Betsy and another tall child stand next to a car in front of a house. The children watch a man who latches something to the back of the car. INT, car filled with things. 01:01:29 Beach with children, two carry shovels while the tallest boy carries a ball. Robert and Betsy stand in front of the shovels which have been buried in the sand and used as goal posts. Betsy chases the ball. People ride horses across the beach. Robert walks up a hill on the beach. 01:02:06 Outside a house, children run and jump from the ledge of stairs on deck. MS, Robert stands next to the doorway, waves to the camera. EXT, sidewalk next to a gate of a house. Car is parked to the right. Betsy, Robert, and another girl look towards the camera, all dressed up. Robert tips his hat, CU Betsy. 01:02:37 Airfield. Planes lined up on the runway, the planes take off. 01:03:27 Robert rides his bicycle on the sidewalk. Large white house with pillars. People walk around and out of the house. Man and boy canoe down a river. Robert, Betsy, and a woman play a game outside. The cameraman throws a ball that the children try to catch. More beach scenes with Robert, who is wearing a white hat, playing in the sand with a shovel. Robert and Betsy sit on the arms of a beach chair and eat. Robert flies a kite. 01:05:11 Two women, Robert, and Betsy walk down path with buildings in BG and long grass. Scenic shots of the countryside, children next to a river. Jeanne's parents lay in the grass. Landscape, children walk down path. Robert rides a bike on the patio.

    01:06:20 Color. Betsy rides a bike. Beach and water in BG. Robert drives toy cars into a sand castle. Pan across the beach and the waterfront. Sunset. Robert and Betsy play in the sand. 01:07:26 Adults shake hands and wave at the camera. VAR shots of the beach, Red, white and blue flags are seen. Children dig in the sand. Frits poses in front of the camera with them.

    01:08:27 Black and white. Extreme CU, Betsy wears a bow in her hair. River with two swans. Countryside. Swimming area on a lake/river. 01:09:14 People lie on beach chairs in the grass and look at the camera. Adults at a table. Aerial shot, from a balcony, of two women. Someone on the balcony talks to the women on the ground. Birthday party. 01:09:45 A group of children wear party hats, throw streamers, play games, and eat cake. Newspaper clipping: "1 September Robs naar school." Robert exits house, stands on the landing, and walks towards the camera.
    Duration
    00:12:03
    Date
    Event:  1936
    Locale
    Zandvoort, Netherlands
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Robert F. Kan and Betsy Klein
    Contributor
    Subject: Robert F. Kan
    Biography
    Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Robert Kan and his family escaped the Nazis on May 13, 1940 and emigrated to Queens, New York via the Dutch East Indies. He received a BA in Economics from Hofstra Univeristy and worked for thirty years for the US government at the Department of Commerce, the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, and the American Embassy in Tokyo. After retiring from the government, he became a Certified Financial Planner. He was a lifelong Boy Scout and accomplished philatelist. He was married for 58 years to Francisca Verdoner Kan and had three daughters, Jeanette, Susan, and Eleanor.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    00:59:58:00 to 01:12:01:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2475 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL - small
      Master 2475 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL - small
      Master 2475 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL - small
      Master 2475 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w and color - reversal original
      Master 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - PAL - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2475 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2475 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2475 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2475 Film: negative - 16 mm - polyester - b&w and color - internegative - Kodak - 3272
      Preservation 2475 Video: Betacam SP - color - 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 Kan family collection of 16mm films was jointly donated by siblings Robert F. Kan and Betsy Klein to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in May 2002.
    Note
    "Lente-zomer" translates to "Spring-Summer"
    Film Source
    Robert F. Kan
    Ms. Betsy Klein
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4751
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:02:10
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