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Roeckle family celebrations over the years

Film | Accession Number: 2015.251 | RG Number: RG-60.1554 | Film ID: 3917

INT, people eating and dining on Christmas. Gerald and Berthold play with a toy train set. MS, decorated Christmas tree, Elfriede lights the candles. Theo plugs in electrical lights and smokes a cigarette. 01:08:28 Several shots of men shoveling the snowy streets with a pharmacy and other shops or residences behind them. 01:09:06 The two boys set off a toy plane in a snowy park (Gerald was a model plane enthusiast his entire life). 01:09:18 Back inside the family residence, couples dance (camera on tripod). Family dines. 01:10:36 EXT, garden, child approaches camera "goose-stepping". Two women look at plants. INTs, elder woman cooking, others eating. 01:11:28 EXTs, formally dressed family members pose for the camera. 01:11:40 CU, man lights a cigar from the candelabra. The family celebrates, good CUs. CU, centerpiece with photographs, liquor bottles, and the number 50 (perhaps for Theo's birthday in 1946?). Pan to Theo, his wife, and boys. Another family celebration inside a home with an infant. CUs, baby. Adults toast. Man with cigarette looks closely at a photograph on display. 01:15:49 MS, woman and man. Another woman lounges. Christmas tree. The matriarch carries Traudie, a toddler girl adopted by cousins, followed by other family members, walking towards the camera. Pan, happy family, kissing. Toddler at play.

Berlin, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Keith Roeckle
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:27
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