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The Bed family visits Capri and Rome, 1939

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.1072 | Film ID: 4327

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    The Bed family visits Capri and Rome, 1939


    Meijer, Kaatje, Elly (Jetje) and John Bed on vacation. In color, flowers, a house, and the ocean, from high up in the hills of Capri. Jetje, John, Kaatje, and an unidentified little girl hold grapefruits. Capri town square with lots of people. Jetje and John walk toward the camera playing recorders. John on a dock wearing blue shorts, tie and beanie with his camera case around his neck. More scenes of flowers, landscapes.

    04:19 In Rome (black and white), landmarks, including the Forum, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain. 07:45 Dark shots of a column of people marching. Meijer, Kaatje, and Jetje walk toward the camera with a fountain behind them. Pan of Rome from a distance followed by shots from a moving train. The terrain becomes more mountainous. 11:51 Kaatje and Jetje walk toward the camera in a town in either Switzerland or Austria (street and shop signs are in German). A man plays an Alpine horn next to a sign that says Edelweiss.
    Event:  1939
    Capri, Italy
    Rome, Italy
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4327 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4327 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4327 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4327 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased digital copies of films from the Imperial War Museums in London in July 2017.
    These films belong to Meijer Bed, a Dutch Jew. Meijer and Kaatje Bed (nee Vet) had two children Henriette Elly (Jetje) and John. According to IWM, the entire family was deported from Amsterdam to their deaths at Auschwitz.
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    8mm (16fps)
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: MGH 4913
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    2024-02-21 08:05:34
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