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Vosskamp family

Film | Accession Number: 2009.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4909 | Film ID: 2885

Title: "Familienfilm der Familie Johann Vosskamp in Duisburg-Meiderich". Second title frame includes text and a caricature of a man with a film camera, "Aufnahmen: Hans Vosskamp". Graphic of the Vosskamp family tree in 1936. The family included 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys, as well as 24 grandchildren. Closeups of the elders introduced in title cards: Father (Johann Vosskamp) and Mother (Mathilde Schmidders) at their home, in the house and in the garden. The grandchildren enter the frame and surround the elder couple sitting in chairs. 01:02:44 Edith, the donor (b. 08/22/1929), is the little girl in the white dress with the page cut. Johannes's oldest brother Dietrich stands with his wife Alwine [they had 7 children]; their children dance in a circle. CU, teenage siblings, riding on bicycles. The children of Johannes's oldest sister Elisabeth are Mathilde, Inge, and Karli - they read a book in the garden, different views, then Edith squeezes into the picture while Mathilde is reading. The three kids exit the house, down stairs, and into the garden. Johannes's brother Willy and wife Kaethe, and their two sons, Kurt and Heinz, in the garden [Both died in the war. Their mother never recovered from the loss and died of a nervous breakdown.] A man in the garden. 01:06:13 In the garden, Edith and her cousin Kurt on a bicycle. The boys link their arms and goof off. Edith plays peek-a-boo, then sits in the lap of her father, Johannes, enjoying a bag of candy. Emilie with her two adolescent daughters in braids sitting on a bench outside the home. Erika Brauner playing with a ball and her little sister Ruth sitting on a bench braiding and chatting with Edith at far left. Heinrich, another brother of Johannes, with his wife Aenne and their two children in the garden. They play with a wheelbarrow, followed by Edith. CU, baby boy. A toddler and nurse push the carriage. Johannes's sister Anna (husband Fritz Fackert) with her two children in the garden, followed by a shot of all five of their children (boys) in a row. One boy roller-skating in the streets. CU, another boy wearing a cap, waving and making faces. MS of the happy grandchildren. Brief shot of the Vosskamp adults (Johannes's siblings).

Event:  1936
Duisburg, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Peter, Ralph, and Edith Liebner
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:19
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