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German Army in Poland and Silesia

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0617 | Film ID: 302

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    German Army in Poland and Silesia


    Map of Poland and Silesia region. VS on snowy streets, Polish civilian refugees on horsecart and truck are led from city. MCU Polish soldiers and Russian prisoners marching through town street. Volkssturm build barricades. VS refugees board train. VS People are given ID papers and fed meals prepared by German Red Cross. CU Men with fur caps and "Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht" armbands being issued equipment and weapons and march off. MCU Artillery shells & guns are unloaded from truck and then moved off in donkey carts. Column of German tanks and then trucks move forward. MCU Sign: "Kattowitz." Street scenes of tank action. LS City of Kattowitz. VS Anti-tank troops positioned in streets and trenches with long handled explosives. German trucks mounted with men and artillery move along road. LS Infantry in snowy field moves toward camera. Tanks roll. German artillery battery fires at Russian position. LS German infantry in winter white crosses field. MCU JU87 aircraft attacking. AV city of Kattowitz. Bombs are packed and loaded into glider. Woven boxes loaded. Plane takes off. AV Glider in flight. Interior view, pilot. AV Glider released. Interior view as bomb drops from plane chute. Quick LS of car on beach. German machine gunman in trench. Soldiers behind barricade put money into helmet; amount recorded on sheet. Trucks trying to move in winter storm, digging out tires. German soldiers in white winter gear digging out trench, crossing field as they lay wire. Intense cold and snow.

    Preceded by additional unrelated footage:
    3:00:25 to 3:01:06 Children greet wounded German soldiers. MS Packages handed to soldiers through train window. VS Soldiers moved from train to buses.
    3:01:07 to 3:02:24 Western Front. VS German soldiers exchange fire with russians using artillary, mortar, rocket launchers. CU German infantrymen. LS destroyed Russian tanks. CU German soldiers in trenches.
    Event:  1944
    Production:  1944?
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration
    Camera Operator: Anheck
    Camera Operator: Bauch
    Camera Operator: Genia Brix
    Camera Operator: Geipel
    Camera Operator: Heubeck
    Camera Operator: Hirt
    Camera Operator: Rege
    Camera Operator: Huhne
    Camera Operator: Huth

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    03:02:25:00 to 03:07:53:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This archival media can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at to sign a release, or submit the online request form at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in March 1992. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Learning Center.
    Copied From
    35mm DNC
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 0317
    Source Archive Number: 242 MID 6082
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:07:06
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