March of Time -- outtakes -- Mass graves, monument, ceremony
- Film Title
- Hodgson's Poland
- Event Date
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Somber looking men with flags. The bald man on whom the camera focuses and who gives the speech is Jozef Cyrankiewicz, head of the Polish Socialist Party and later head of the Polish government. An Auschwitz survivor, he had been active in the Polish resistance and was arrested in 1941. 06:18:47 Unidentified man speaking, crowd watches. 06:09:57 Tombstone uncovered, Cyrankiewicz places a medal on the stone. 06:21:32 Panning shot of huge crowd, with people visible through the empty window frames of the damaged buildings. 06:22:35 Coat of arms. 06:22:48 Unidentified man giving speech. 06:23:40 Banner, crowd. 06:24:31 Men sit on rubble watching. 06:24:45 People looking into pit, mass grave. 06:26:43 People stand around talking. 06:27:07 Monument. Many people looking into mass graves. Among them is Dimitri Kudryavtsev, who headed many of the Soviet and Polish-Soviet investigations of many camps, inlcuding Majdanek and Auschwitz. He is most likely the heavyset man wearing a hat whom the camera focuses on. He later points at and speaks to some of the others about the mass graves.
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