Lieberman Family Collection
Hanna plays with a very small wagon. Around her neck is some kind of purse. She puts many things in the wagon, and then walks around pulling it. She runs into another girl. Benedikt holds his daughter. Grandfather Sperber (older man with beard) hugs Thomas. Hanna gives Thomas a kiss, and then they play. The car drives past, they look on in wonderment. They walk up to the car with a nurse, and get in. Cut to the children in a wash basin taking a bath. They both splash wildly and play with sticks.
See RG-60.4770 and RG-60.4810 for similar footage.
Biography / History:
The 9.5mm home movies predominantly feature cousins Hanna Lieberman (b. 1930) and Thomas Sperber (1930-2009) in Knihinin, Poland (a district of Stanislawow, which is now Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine) and the spa retreat of Jaremcze, Poland (now Yaremcha, Ukraine). Hanna's parents Benedikt and Ella Brecher (1905-1943) lived in Ella's home of Olomouc, Czechoslovakia before settling in Stanislawow where Benedikt practiced as an economist. Hanna's grandfather Filip owned a yeast and alcohol factory in Stanislawow, and with his wife Babeta (1858-1927) had four children: Jeannette Münch (1891-1967), Cecylia (Cilli) Kupferman (1892-1973), Benedikt Lieberman (1896-1950), Aniela (Nelly) Sperber (1898-1989). Filip left for the ghetto in Kolomyja, Poland in 1941 and died from natural causes there in 1943. The rest of the Lieberman family members escaped the Nazis and emigrated to Palestine from late 1935 to 1939, where they operated a farm in Ein Sara near Nahariya and lived in a 19th century house built by a Lebanese family. Hanna still lives in Israel. The 25th Frame Studio featured Hanna and her home movies in a 2006 20 minute DVD production.
2009.206.1 Hanna Lieberman-Levi loaned her family's 9.5mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for copying in May 2009 via her son Benny Levi.
Hanna Lieberman-Levi, 10
9.5mm Pathe baby
DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS
01:19:04 - 01:22:05
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Hanna Lieberman-Levi