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Family visits Sonsbeek Park and the bridge across the Rhine in prewar Arnhem

Film | Accession Number: 2009.341.2 | RG Number: RG-60.4840 | Film ID: 2878

Outdoors at Sonsbeek Park in Arnhem, rows of houses around a field in a square. Mansion at top of hill. Rachel picks flowers from that field. Rachel and Louis play leapfrog on the sidewalk as other de Groot family members walk towards the camera behind them. This road is on the way to Sonsbeek and the waterfall. 01:10:44 Large boulders and waterfall as the children walk along that precarious path. They wave to the camera as they attempt to navigate to the base of the waterfall, equipped with bread to feed the ducks. Children at the top of the waterfall. Louis splashing at a duck in a large pond. Rachel does somersaults in the grass. They meet up with father Meijer's friends, Mr. and Mrs. David Kruijer and their large dog. The dog runs towards the camera, and the children follow.

01:12:15 Indoor scene, dark, during a visit by mother Sophia's youngest sister Mietje and her husband Alfons (Abraham) Vigeveno and their dog Tippy. Members of the de Groot family (Louis, Mietje, Rachel, and behind them, Abraham standing) pose for a portrait, holding the small white dog and waving to the camera. 01:12:30 More members of the de Groot family walking towards the camera with Tippy, along a path in Arnhem towards the bridge across the Rhine. This bridge became the center of the Battle of Operation Market Garden in September 1944. Children, including cousin Henny Cohen, walk down brick steps. MS, a boat in the river. Children continue along brick ramp.

Event:  1938
Arnhem, Netherlands
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Louis de Groot
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:42:44
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