Nazis enter Gdynia
- Event Date
- 1939 September
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
Nazis enter Poland. POV front of truck into barricaded street in city of Gdynia, side view. Men (holding hands up in surrender) are searched and ID-checked by German soldiers. View of sandbagged building guarded by German soldiers. Poster reads: "Do Braci Polakow...Twierdza musi nam byc kazdy prog." Former state president speaks with and surrenders to commander of German troops. Men in civilian dress, some wearing white armbands, leave sandbagged building and march past camera (VO indicates they are Polish troops who had taken off their uniforms). VAR shots: masses of German troops in the streets; small SS tank with death's head symbol riding down street; soldiers pass small group, including women with expressions of anger, anxiety; German soldiers pry and pull down the Polish national eagle emblem from a wall.
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