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Destruction of Warsaw, Poland

Film | Accession Number: 1992.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0612 | Film ID: 301

Examines the destruction of Warsaw by the Nazis during September 1939 and the efforts of the Polish underground to rebel. Includes scenes of Warsaw before and after the German invasion, including views of the Jewish ghetto.

Under siege in 1939 cityscape smoke rising. Germans shelling. People running through scarred city street. VS of destruction. German troops and vehicles advance along road. Smoke rising from city square. Dead horses on their sides, men cutting meat off of horses, horse skeletons in street. Polish and German officers at surrender ceremony in bus. Occupation and ruins. Various activities of underground, man on his knees in tunnel, firearms, man setting type and running press, printed pamphlets, German poster announcing executions. Men pasting anti-Nazi posters, results of acts of sabotage, wrecked bridges and trains. Destroyed remnants of ghetto. Large cardboard cartoon figures of Hitler hoisted onto wall and lamp post and underneath "Nur fur Deutsch." Newspaper headlines telling of beginning of 1944 uprising.

Film Title
Tale of A City
Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:10:17
Event Date
1939-1944
Locale
Warsaw, Poland
France
Netherlands
Belgium
Language
English
Genre/Form
Documentary.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:21
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