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Deportation of Jews

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.260.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0245 | Film ID: 200

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    Deportation of Jews


    Deportation of Polish Jews. Scenes of men, women, and children walking quickly towards train, and along a train platform with bundles, entering trains, views from inside railcars as people are loaded in. Doors are closed by uniformed German SS, Reichsbahn officials, and Polish Blue policemen. Many shots of women and children. People are wearing armbands. Close view of bar on closed railcar door, close pan along wooden car.

    NOTE: From 01:09:21 to 01:10:03 is black and white footage shot in 1955 at Auschwitz and Majdanek for the film "Night and Fog." The scenes shown in the film are in color.
    Event:  Summer 1942?
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:07:57:00 to 01:09:19:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 200 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 200 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright Undetermined
    Conditions on Use
    Owner of copyright, if any, is undetermined. It is possible this is an orphan work. It is the responsibility of anyone interested in reproducing, broadcasting, or publishing content to determine copyright holder and secure permission, or perform a diligent Fair Use analysis.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany in September 1991. The footage was transferred at Bibo TV in Germany and obtained as research for the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
    The Film and Video Archive has not successfully identified the location of this deportation footage, and the film may be comprised of scenes from several different train platforms or locations, and may have been filmed and/or produced by the Nazis. We also need confirmation that this shows deportation of "Poles" other than Polish Jews. According to Raye Farr on 11/14/00: It is possible these Jewish people are from the Warsaw ghetto, but what we see in the footage is not within the physical area of the Warsaw ghetto. Also, at this time in the Umschlagplatz, the assembly point in Warsaw from which people selected for deportation were then dispatched to the trains, there were cobblestones on the ground and trees were not visible. According to a shotlist from Filmoteka Narodowa, the Jews are being deported to Auschwitz concentration camp.

    Footage of deportations (railway scenes) can also be found on Film ID 2661, Story 3839 and Film ID 2986, Stories 1432 and 1433. This is a WFDiF production entitled "The Memory of the Polish Jews" with a music score added.
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    35mm; b/w
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1628
    Source Archive Number: 3386
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:33:27
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