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Jewish family life in Germany before the war

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.215.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1481 | Film ID: 3902

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    Jewish family life in Germany before the war

    Overview

    Description
    Car on the street, police directing traffic, trams, shop signs. People peer into shop window of Süsskind shop. Norbert, Erna, and her mother Bertha stand on a street corner. 01:00:26 INT, woman in front of a window. Man walks on a cobbled street with an overcoat thrown over his shoulder. Sally waves and runs backwards away from the camera. Alice, Erna, and Norbert joke and run on the street. INT, woman in an apron cleans dishes in the kitchen. [VQ shifts to poor] Alice in a drop-waist dress walks in yard, others gather. 01:01:26 Leo Greif, Bertha, and others get out of a car with Saarbruecken license plates (SAAR - 111812). The boys hold a kite, walk around beside the house with family. Three Isenberg boys play ball. Alice fixes a Norbert's clothing. The three Isenberg boys and another sit on a ledge overlooking a valley, family poses together. Views of the surrounding fields and houses. Artur climbs a flat building wall. Helmut flies a kite. 01:05:06 INT, Artur plays the piano.
    Duration
    00:05:14
    Date
    Event:  1928-1931
    Locale
    Saarbruecken, Germany
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Mark Isenberg
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Solomon (Sally) Isenberg
    Subject: Henriette Susskind
    Biography
    Sally (Salomon) and Erna (nee Marx) Isenberg and their three children, Artur, Helmut, and Norbert, lived in Saarbrücken (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), Loerrach (Germany), and Vaduz (Liechtenstein). Artur came to the United States to attend Harvard University before 1938. The others immigrated in October 1938. The boys served their new country in WWII. Artur worked for the Office of War Information. Helmut and Norbert were deployed overseas in the U.S. Army.

    Identified family members appearing in the two reels of family film include (the relations to Norbert are indicated):
    1) Norbert Isenberg, father of donor, Mark Isenberg, and youngest boy of Sally and Erna (1923-2004)
    2) Sally Isenberg; father (1889-1961)
    3) Erna Isenberg (nee Marx); mother (1894-1962)
    4) Artur, brother (1917-2006)
    5) Helmut, brother (1919-1992)
    6) Bertha Marx (nee Salomon), maternal grandmother
    7) Alice Marx, maternal aunt
    8) Julie Isenberg (nee Stahl) paternal grandmother
    9) Sigmund Isenberg, paternal uncle
    10) Rosa Isenberg (nee Stern), Sigmund's wife
    11) Bertha Greif (nee Isenberg), paternal aunt
    12) Leo Greif, Bertha's husband
    13) Margot Greif, first cousin
    14) Nathan Stahl, great uncle (Julie's brother), survived Theresienstadt
    15) Hermine Stahl (Nathan's wife), died in Theresienstadt on November 3, 1942
    16) Hildegard Stahl Loeb (adopted daughter)
    17) Henriette Suesskind (nee Marx), maternal aunt (1882-1940)
    18) Rickchen Stahl, paternal great aunt (1858-1933)
    19) and 20) Sophie Stern (nee Katzenstein), Rosa's mother, and Sophie Stern's sister
    21) Sigmund Stern, Rosa's brother
    Henriette Suesskind (nee Marx) (1882-1940) was married to Benno Susskind, a merchant in Saarbrucken who died in 1928.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Mixed
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:05:14:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 3902 Film: 16 mm - b&w
      Master 3902 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 3902 Film: 16 mm - b&w
      Master 3902 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 3902 Film: 16 mm - b&w
      Master 3902 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
      Master 3902 Film: 16 mm - b&w
      Master 3902 Video: HDCam - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 3902 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC
      Preservation 3902 Video: DVD - NTSC
      Preservation 3902 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC
      Preservation 3902 Video: DVD - NTSC
      Preservation 3902 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC
      Preservation 3902 Video: DVD - NTSC
      Preservation 3902 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC
      Preservation 3902 Video: DVD - NTSC
    • User
    • User 3902 Video: DVD
      User 3902 Video: DVD
      User 3902 Video: DVD
      User 3902 Video: DVD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Mark Isenberg
    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. Mark Isenberg.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Mark Isenberg donated his father's 16mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in June 2013.
    Note
    Identified family members appearing in the two reels of family film include (the relations to Norbert are indicated):
    1) Norbert Isenberg, father of donor, Mark Isenberg, and youngest boy of Sally and Erna (1923-2004)
    2) Sally Isenberg; father (1889-1961)
    3) Erna Isenberg (nee Marx); mother (1894-1962)
    4) Artur, brother (1917-2006)
    5) Helmut, brother (1919-1992)
    6) Bertha Marx (nee Salomon), maternal grandmother
    7) Alice Marx, maternal aunt
    8) Julie Isenberg (nee Stahl) paternal grandmother
    9) Sigmund Isenberg, paternal uncle
    10) Rosa Isenberg (nee Stern), Sigmund's wife
    11) Bertha Greif (nee Isenberg), paternal aunt
    12) Leo Greif, Bertha's husband
    13) Margot Greif, first cousin
    14) Nathan Stahl, great uncle (Julie's brother), survived Theresienstadt
    15) Hermine Stahl (Nathan's wife), died in Theresienstadt on November 3, 1942
    16) Hildegard Stahl Loeb (adopted daughter)
    17) Henriette Suesskind (nee Marx), maternal aunt (1882-1940)
    18) Rickchen Stahl, paternal great aunt (1858-1933)
    19) and 20) Sophie Stern (nee Katzenstein), Rosa's mother, and Malchen Stern (nee Katzenstein)
    21) Sigmund Stern, Rosa's first cousin
    22) Hans Susskind, Norbert's first cousin, incarcerated in a camp in Morocco
    23) Herbert Goldsmith, Julie's nephew

    See files for technical details about the original 16mm films, such as travel ghosting, film grain, or varying exposures.
    Film Source
    Mark Isenberg
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5704
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:00:02
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