JEWISH FAMILY ON HOLIDAY IN PRE-WAR FRANCE - PART 1 [Allocated Title]
Amateur film shot by Meijer Bed (Beth) while on holiday in France with his wife Kaatje (née Vet) and their two children Henriette Elly (Jetje) and John, visiting Paris and Juan les Pins, (prior to their deportation from Amsterdam and deaths in Auschwitz)..
Departing from home (Rijnstraat, Amsterdam ?). Shot of a windmill from moving a vehicle. Paris. Various shots of the Bed family and Parisian landmarks including the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and the eternal flame at the Arc de Triomphe. Close-up of a list of names inscribed on a monument. Some French troops ? (or Foreign Legion?) gather to board a bus. Kaatje, Jetje and John outside Sacré Coeur. Brief shot a taxi driver ? at the wheel. Moulin Rouge. Kaatje, Jetje and John wave from a car outside. Short scene of the street taken from a moving car. Fairground rides ? on the Place de la Concorde. The family look through books ? on a stall. Brief shot of the family walking along an avenue, John fooling about. A large columned building. Brief shot of a statue and flags. La Madeleine. A one-man band/puppet show.
A sign-post reads 'Juan Les Pins'. Scenes of people playing in the sea, pedaloes, diving. Jetje, in the sea, holds up a Dutch newspaper, the Algemeen Handelsblad. More scenes of people playing in the sea. Brief shot of Kaatje, Jetje and John walking along a street towards the camera. Jetje and John on a pedalo. Meijer swimming in the sea. John and Meijer playing table tennis. Yachts in the harbour. Kaatje, Meijer and Jetje on a bench in the harbour. Meijer and Jetje walking through the harbour. Beach scenes, people sitting on deckchairs and playing in the sea. Meijer walking through gardens in the town, somebody walks past with a leopard on a lead. French naval vessels in the bay. Kaatje writing postcards ? is joined by John. Table tennis. Kaatje, Jetje and John walk towards the camera. Two women chatting on a wall. A young girl with an ice-cream. Kaatje, Jetje and John walking along a road and are startled by a car heading towards them. A lighthouse on a clifftop. The family on the clifftop. View of the harbour from the clifftop. More beach scenes. Long Beach Bar and Restaurant. Further beach scenes. Gardens with palm trees (Villa Eilenroc Park ?). Individual close-ups of Jetje, John and Kaatje. General views of the town. The Russian Orthodox Church in Nice.