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German invasion of Poland

Film | Accession Number: 1999.324.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2143 | Film ID: 2267
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This story consists of a montage of various shots of life in Poland depicting a prosperous, hard working Polish people engaged in everything from forging steel to threshing wheat. The tone shifts as the story shifts to the German invasion of Poland.

Slate: "Why? Answering Humanity's Question." Produced and directed by A.E. Caraco. 1919, Polish Independence. Ruins. Mining, textile industry. Railways, city of Gdynia and its harbor. Polish navy. Submarine ORZEL. Nazi rise in city of Danzig. Danzig port (harbor). "JUDE" written on house walls. Danzig synagogue, voice over narration speaks of the closing of the synagogue and the beginning of the "Nazi reign of terror." Montage of images of Goebbels and headlines from various German language newspapers. Polish countryside. Horse races. Polish cavalry. Plane attacks. Ruins. Polish refugees.

Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:15:48
Event Date
1919-1939
Locale
Danzig, Germany
Poland
Language
English
Genre/Form
Documentary.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum
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