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Schaaps visit their rescuers after the war

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1542 | Film ID: 4107

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    Schaaps visit their rescuers after the war


    Title card with graphic of baby in stroller, text "Onze Baby". Maurits Schaap and his family visit the home of the Naeije family who hid him during the war. INT, family home in Axel near Zeeuws-Vlaanderen in the Netherlands. The Naeije infant is fed from a bottle and plays with multiple people. 00:01:50 CU, Salomon Schaap smoking pipe, reading letter, playing with baby. 00:04:05 Geleijn Naeije shows off a piece of art inside his home. The painting is of a woman seated at a table with her hands clasped as if in prayer. 00:04:44 Sister of Mrs. Naeije in a black embroidered top.

    00:04:56 EXT, home with number 22 and the surrounding neighborhood. This was Maurits Schaap's first housing after liberated (Dokstraat 22). Young women exit and greet the camera, laughing. 00:05:45 Salomon Schaap with pipe and other family members in front of the residence. Man with round wire glasses in a military uniform (probably Dr. Herman Sajet).

    00:06:03 Another visit to a farm, possibly of the Naeije family? The Schaap children and family play and work on the farm. Man (Maurits?) cleans auto. Feeding pigs, cows, and chickens.
    Event:  May 1945 to 1949
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eli Schaap
    Camera Operator: Maurits Schaap
    Subject: Herman Sajet
    Maurits Schaap was in hiding in Axel near Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.
    Dr. Herman Sajet was a Jewish doctor from Amsterdam who served with Allied troops in the marines in Terneuzen/Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. He lived with the Schaap family after the war and had a lot of connections with Israel. Maurits traveled by car with Dr. Sajet, he in his officer's uniform and Maurits Schaap in the clothes of a soldier, to Bergen-Belsen to see who survived.

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    00:00:55:00 to 00:11:27:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4107 Digital: ProRes 422 - HD
      Master 4107 Digital: ProRes 422 - HD
      Master 4107 Digital: ProRes 422 - HD
      Master 4107 Digital: ProRes 422 - HD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Eli Schaap
    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. Eli Schaap.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Eli Schaap donated digital copies of a selection of his father's 8mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014. He had all of his father's films transferred to video at Brodsky & Treadway in 1998 and 1999, and donated video copies to the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive in Jerusalem in 2000.
    The baby was tentatively identified as Jac Naeije by Suzanne Hendriks via CoSe feedback form 11/21/2021

    Videotape label: "Hiding during WWII, War Years, and Amir"
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    8mm b/w
    Film Source
    Eli Schaap
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5774
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-05 12:20:20
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