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Fragments of Childhood: The de Groot Family Home Movies

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From 1936 to 1941, Louis de Groot’s father, Meijer, used his eight-millimeter movie camera to record daily life with his young Jewish family in the Netherlands. In this episode of Curators Corner, Museum archivist Lindsay Zarwell shares the ordinary, personal moments Meijer captured—walking through the park, ice skating, visiting with friends—before the family went into hiding to escape Nazi persecution.

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