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Touring Volendam and Brussels

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4830 | Film ID: 2870

Girls dressed in Dutch costume in Volendam, Netherlands. Volendam is a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands, well known for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing still worn by some residents. The women's costume of Volendam, with its high, pointed bonnet, is one of the most recognizable of the Dutch traditional costumes. The four friends sit outside Cafe Spaander in Volendam, probably on August 1. Signpost shows where folks gather to return to "Amsterdam". CUs, women with children.

The Americans walk in gardens in Brussels, most likely on August 2, 1938, dressed the same as seen at 01:10:46.

01:10:27 Louis, Lillian, Essie, and Liza pose in front of a stone statue of four bears beside ivy-covered building. This may be in Geneva, Switzerland at the League of Nations building when the visited in early or mid August (9 to 15?).

01:10:46 In Brussels on August 2, the four Americans descend stairs and walk towards the camera. Liza Kurtz smiles beautifully. They visit a cathedral, possibly in Brussels or the Hague. 01:11:00 Grand Place in Brussels - an open square and a flower market with with umbrellas.

Event:  August 1-15, 1938
Volendam, Netherlands
Brussels, Belgium
Geneva, Switzerland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Glenn Kurtz
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:18
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