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Ons Waterloo

Director: Sander Burger
Documentary in which different people talk about The Waterlooplein: the café Waterlooplein, Nico Bodemeijer, who never talks about his war experiences, and the Dutch-Jewish Girls' Orphanage.
The Waterlooplein 77 café in Rapenburgerstraat in Amsterdam, where the Dutch croon song is cherished owing to proprietor Annie Bodemeijer, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. Her husband Nico Bodemeijer, who never talks about his war experiences, runs a series of stands on the Waterlooplein market.The house next to the pub also has a reason to commemorate. In World War II, the Dutch-Jewish Girls' Orphanage was located there. During a round-up on 10 February 1943, all one hundred orphan girls were run in and deported, save one. Suzy Rottenberg tells director Sander Burger how she got away, returned to Amsterdam after the war and never dared set foot in Rapenburgerstraat again. Exactly sixty years later, the original facing bricks and lettering are restored in memory of the orphan girls.

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Production company
Jura Filmprodukties
TV company
AT5
Distributor NL
Lava Filmproducties en distributie
Title: Ons Waterloo
Year: 2003
Duration : 38 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2003

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