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Dutch Jewish family vacations in France

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1069 | Film ID: 4324

The Bed family (Meijer, Kaatje, Henriette Elly (Jetje), and John) leave their home in Amsterdam (?) for a vacation. Windmill from their car. 00:18 Busy street scene in Paris. Bicyclist, cars, streetcar. The Bed family visits Paris landmarks including Sacre Couer and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A group of men wearing exotic military uniforms. John makes faces while standing by a taxi. The Moulin Rouge, including the windmill that sits atop the building. John, Jetje, and Kaatje wave from the sunroof of a car. Street scenes from a moving vehicle. More landmarks and views of the family on the street. Blurry shot of an old (Jewish?) man performing a one-man puppet show.

04:00 Street sign reads Juan les Pins (resort town on the Cote d’Azur). Swimmers in the water, including Jetje and John. Jetje holds up a Dutch newspaper. Jetje and John wave to the camera from a pedalo. Meijer and John play ping pong. Panning shots of many boats in the harbor. The family posesing outdoors on a bench, walking toward the camera. Beach scenes: people in lounge chairs, Jetje and John playing in the water. Meijer walks slowly along a sidewalk. A pet cheetah is walked on a leash. Kaatje writes at an outdoor table, then plays ping pong with John. Kaatje, John and Jetje walk along a road. John pushes Kaatje out of the road as a car passes. Scenic views of the landscape and the beach. 12:01 John has a camera around his neck. Kaatje, Jetje and John walk toward a sign that says Long Beach. Two boys wrestle in the sand. Gardens and the boardwalk. CUs of Jetje, John, and Kaatje as they ride in a vehicle. 15:16 St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox cathedral in Nice.

Event:  1939
Paris, France
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nice, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:18:07
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