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The Frank family celebrates Christmas

Film | Accession Number: 2016.519 | RG Number: RG-60.1743 | Film ID: 4135

In December 1939, the Franks exit the doorway at their vacation home. Norman gives the family dog a treat. Norman sits near a stack of chairs and furniture. Hans Frank takes a picture of Brigitte with Niklas, then shows Norman how the camera works. Brigitte wraps presents; CUs Norman. CUs, toy train. Hans and Brigitte sit together as Brigitte bounces Niklas on her knee. A boy lights the candles on the Christmas tree. The family sits for a portrait photo (with a spotlight flash). CU of a record player. Man smokes. Woman lounges on a couch. Good MS of Hans Frank, then of Norman and the other children. Record spins. Cover of Ludwig Von Beethoven's Symphony No.9. Hans's father drinks a beer and plays with Brigitte (child) outside. INTs, Hans plays with the family dog. Hans Frank and wife Brigitte cross country ski. 02:11:44 The children ski and jump, some shots in slow motion. The family and children walk and play outdoors in the snow.

02:13:45 INTs, a nanny with newborn (possibly Brigitte or Michael). EXT, Brigitte and her son Norman pose for camera outside their residence; boy climbs a tree.

Event Date
December 1939
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Niklas Frank
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:05:56
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