The directories below are by Manfred and Sylvia, prepared for the DVDs. Not all the DVDs have been uploaded to YouTube. When the DVDs are uploaded to PC, they get split into sections, which I’ve labeled using letters at the end of the titles on YouTube. Some sections, usually part 3, failed to upload to YouTube.
– Nadine, December 2015
WILDMANN FAMILY HOME MOVIES 1948-1958
(From 8mm movies to VHS tape to DVD to YouTube)
1948 in Brussels
Uncle Schleume (Schleume Weiser, Golde Birnbaum’s brother)
Sylvia Birnbaum with Parents Goldie(Bobonne) and Bernie(Opa)
Golde & Schleume
Girls leaving Lycée L.E.Carter, Sylvia & Jeanine (Geneviève’s mother)
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Grand’Place; Manneke Pis
1954 Our Wedding in New York, filmed by Schleume Weiser
Albert Reiss & Ellie Levin
Reception: Golde & John Heller Dancing; Jerry Weiser and Janet Underwood (5 years old); Lotte Weiser & Schleume; Goldie & Bernie; Lotte & David Weiser; Benno Weiser & Regina; Lotte & Berne
1954 Our Wedding in New York, filmed by Herbert Kolb
Dress fitting with Laure Kolb
Manfred writes invitations
Laure & Herbert pick up Sylvia in Jackson Heights
Sylvia in Lotte’s fur jacket – with brother Henry
Albert Reiss, the Best Man
Manfred, Margot and John
Ellie, Maid of Honor and Albert
Goldie, Sylvia and Bernie
Dancing: Sylvia and Henry
Ria and John
1954 Honeymoon, from New York to California
Various camping trips
- Skiing in the Sierra (Reno, Mt. Rose, Sugar Bowl)
Drive to Colorado. Meet Laure & Herbert in Estes Park. Their folding kayak. Herbert & Sylvia Paint. Swimming in cold lake.
1956 We move to Downey. Sylvia pregnant; goes to hospital. Goldie Birnbaum arrives to help with baby Nadine. Manfred prepares formula. Nadine gets vitamins. Goldie gives bath to Nadine. Sylvia feeds cereal to Nadine. Nadine in playpen.
Trip to New York & New Jersey with Nadine.
Nadine & Becca.
Sylvia’s parents with Nadine in their apartment in Queens.
Nadine in Paramus.
Sylvia’s parents in Paramus.
Herbert & Dog. Lenny (with red jacket) & Mark.
Leaving Idlewild Airport (Now JFK), not on a jet plane
1957 Nadine in bathtub; We assemble our first HiFi kit; Linda Kappeler and Nadine’s first birthday with Doris Kappeler, her husband Frank & Tante Hedwig. (Hedwig Wildmann)
Trip to San Francisco & Monterey
- Yosemite in winter; Skiing at Badger Pass; “Flood” in Buena Park.
Nadine’s 2nd birthday, with Linda and Harold Rose, Michael Finkelstein, Linda Kappeler, Tante Hedwig and neighborhood kids; Becca and Chucky at Birnbaum’s apt. in Queens. Golde and Bernard Birnbaum, Laure and Herbert.
Chucky’s first birthday: Mark, Lenny, Becca. In the Kolb’s playhouse.
Visit to Death Valley; Chanukah.
1959 This year is edited on the 1959 to 1968 DVD. Some items, like our trip to Minneapolis for a job interview at Honeywell, has been edited out on the 1959 to 1968 DVD.
Nadine’s 3rd Birthday – Bobonne (Goldie Birnbaum) visits; trips to Newport Beach and Santa Monica – Hugo as a baby (Poops) – Brawermans’ visit – Trip to NJ; relatives in Paramus; Nadine and Becca on chicken farm in Vineland – Becca’s 4th birthday.
Hugo in highchair – Nadine in Buena Park – Nadine’s 4th Birthday – Hugo crawling – Buena Park house – The Hellers’ visit – Hugo’s 1st Birthday – October in Paramus
On front lawn in Buena Park – Skiing in Mammoth – Nadine’s 5th Birthday – Tante Laure, Becca and Chucky visit; trip to Sequoia; Hugo’s 2nd Birthday – Trip to Lake Tahoe; at the “Lazy S” Lodge.
Skiing in Southern California – Nadine’s 6th Birthday – Viviane as a baby – Hugo’s 3rd Birthday – Move to Menlo Park – With Grandparents in SF – Henry and Ruth Birnbaum on their honeymoon at our rented house on Los Cerros – First Finkelstein vist
Viviane as baby – Nadine & Hugo paint – Manfred & Sylvia in Lake Tahoe – Nadine & Hugo at Purim – Nadine 7th Birthday – Vivi’s 1st Birthday – With Finkelsteins in Garden Grove – Our lot without house – Our house being built – Hugo’s 4th Birthday – At Continental Garden’s motel – Our new house – Nadine & Hugo in muddy back yard.
In front yard; tent and working – Yosemite – NJ & NY; At the Hellers; Worlds Fair; At the Kolbs with our friends and their kids; In Washington, DC with Bankier kids; Picnic in Connecticut with Maman’s friends and their kids – Hugo fishing in puddle with Peter Tykolski – Disneyland with the Finkelsteins.
Squaw Valley – Viviane in nursery school – Digging our pool – Vivi’s 3rd Birthday – Yosemite: Hiking on Sentinel Dome; On mules –Swimming, with Mark Heller.
Viviane’s 4th Birthday – Yosemite with Arfin kids – In pool, with Frank & Judy Goddard – Kolb kids visit – Yosemite with Finkelsteins: Big trees; Wawona swim hole; Tenaya lake & Toulomne meadows – Gushy-gushy island – With grandparents, dressed up – Building Succah – Natalie Birnbaum in Fullerton – Thanksgiving and Disneyland.
Skiing at Alpine Meadows – Viviane’s 5th Birthday – The first home video recorder – Canadian Rockies: Canoeing; Hiking; Moraine lake – NJ & NY: Statue of Liberty; all the cousins.
Eli 1/85 to 8/85
January 85 Los Angeles
Eli Plays at home and in park
March 85 Los Angeles
With Margot & John Heller & Judy Goddard
April 85 Menlo Park
May 85 New Jersey
Laure’s 60th Birthday
With Danya & Arielle Heller and Michael Segal
Mark & Alina Heller, Bruno & Becca Segal, Jay & Nadine
June 85 Menlo Park
July 85 Wawona
August 85 Menlo Park
11/88 to 8/89 Lots of Kids
November 88 Thanksgiving in Menlo Park with the Finkelsteins, Mark & Stacey & kids, Andy & Beth & Kids, Nadine & Jay & Eli & Ginat
January 89 In Los Angeles, Ginat’s school, Eli plays soccer
August 89 In Menlo Park, with Nadine, Jay, Eli & Ginat and Mark Heller, Alina, Danya & Arielle. In pool. Ginat has broken arm.
MOSTLY GRANDKIDS 2000 – 2005
(From 8mm Videocamera)
November 23, 2000 Preparing turkey with Mira
Joshua solves puzzles
Mira prepares turkey
Cohen kids jump on front porch
Cohen kids on kitchen floor
November 25, 2000 Laura’s Birthday
May 13, 2002 With Marshall in pool
July 31, 2003 Vivi’s kids & Yona in pool
August 1, 2003 All the kids in pool plus Hugo, Laura & Vivi
August 3, 2003 All the kids in pool plus Hugo, Laura & Vivi
August 17, 2003 At Hugo’s, with Nadine, Ginat & Yona
August 18, 2003 At Hugo’s, with Nadine, Ginat & Yona
August 19, 2003 At Hugo’s, with Nadine, Ginat & Yona
August 20, 2003 Marshall takes bath
August 30, 2003 Vivi’s kids in pool
October 7, 2003 Building Succah at Hugo’s
November 28, 2003 Marshall’s Birthday, Berkeley
May 2, 2004 All the kids at our house
June 20, 2004 Marshall & Leah at our house
June 6, 2005 Marshall & Leah at our house
August 23, 2005 Marshall, Leah & Yona at our house
September 10, 2005 Marshall & Leah in pool
September 25, 2005 Evan, Marshall & Leah at our house
Aug 1, 2004
Hugo, Yona, Marshall in pool
Evan plays labyrinth
November 29, 2003
Maman tells story of 3 pigs
Short section in Pajara dunes – NG
November 11, 2006
Mira plays soccer
November 13, 2006
Marshall & Leah at our house; fire in fireplace
November 14, 2006
Marshall & Leah at our house; rake leaves and play in sandbox
November 23, 2006
Thanksgiving at Vivi’s; Kids put on play; Birthdays
November 29, 2006
At our house; kids play with Jeffrey & Jake
????? Mira as Helen Keller
Dec 28, 2005
4th day of Hanukah at Vivi’s house; Day before Bar Mitzvah
Dec 29, Dec 31 2005 & January 1, 2006.
Tape #5 2006 Full Tape
June or July, 2006
In Vivi’s pool, with all the kids and Natalie, Rudi, Emma and
At our house, in pool with Marshall, Leah, Hugo & Laura
July 4 2006 at Vivi’s
Pool, Leah plays with doll house, baseball in front of house
July 9, 2006
Leah’s birthday at Hugo’s
July 16, 2006
Mira’s birthday at Vivi’s
July 26, 2006
Marshall & Leah at our house
July 29, 2006
Marshall & Leah at our house
August 14, 16 & 19, 2006
River and playing pool
August 30, 2006
At our house, in pool
October 6, 2006
Building Succah at Hugo’s
October 7, 2006
Celebrating Succoth at Vivi’s
STILL PICTURES 2008 February to June
February Skiing in Squaw
April Seder at Hugo’s
May East Coast Trip
New York – Eli’s Graduation
New Jersey – Eli’s Graduation Dinner, Mostly People
Long Island – At the Weisers
New York – With Giselle
New York – Eli’s Apartment
New York – Eli at the Metropolitan Museum
Port Washington – Danya’s engagement party
Fairview Bay, Arkansas – At the Hilsenrath’s with
George and Ruth Brawerman
New Jersey – Some more of Eli’s Graduation Dinner – (This ended up, out of place, at the end)