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Jewish children at play in Reichenbach and at the beach

Film | Accession Number: 2019.220 | RG Number: RG-60.7000 | Film ID: 4376

Peter (age 4 or 5) plays with a set of tin soldiers and a toy castle at home in Reichenbach. Peter's younger sister, Doris, waves. She sits in a high chair, and plays with blocks of wood. She and her brother play with a wooden clown doll. Doris in a crib, she reads a picture book. INT, Doris next to a window.

01:01:38 Peter is outside digging in a sandbox (at their home in Reichenbach at Adama Mickiwicza 9 - the house still exists), he has a scooter. Doris plays in a playpen outdoors, Peter joins her and they play. Mother Else helps Doris walk by holding her hands up. Doris sits alone on a blanket outside, trying to put on her shoes. Mother helps Doris, she cries. Peter kneels on the blanket. Doris crawls around on the lawn and approaches a woman (nanny?) in a chair. She plays in the sandbox. A lady feeds her. Peter helps Doris walk. More shots of baby Doris, unclothed and trying to walk. She eats with brother Peter, see-saw in the BG. Doris stands in a puddle in the sandbox, joined by a friend in a swimsuit, and Peter. Doris finds a toy truck, and says hi to another woman in printed dress..

01:05:31 At the beach, Doris walks around with a flag, there is a donkey in BG. She has a watering can and a stick. Doris in a one-piece swimsuit plays by the ocean. She plays with other family members. Peter and the boy with blond-hair walks towards the shoreline, a sailboat in the distance, the young boys play in the ocean. Doris sits in the sand and plays with toys, mother? digs a hole in the sand. They continue to play in the sand and surf.

01:08:05 Four kids, including Peter and Doris, sit in front of a tent, dressed up as Indians, playing. Mock battle involving toy tomahawk, and tying a child up to a pole.

01:09:25 Doris wades in a lake, Peter with a ball. The children play in the water, pine trees surround the beach, adults lounge on the sand.

01:10:20 Back at the ocean, the Weyl kids play on the beach. A woman in a scouting outfit approaches the camera. CU, Doris looks out at the ocean through binoculars. A woman builds a sandcastle for Peter. He plays in the sand with Doris. Father Eric wearing sunglasses rests on a beach lounger. They all dig a hole in the sand.

Event:  Approximately 1928-1929
Reichenbach, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Ruth Geall
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:11
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