Lvov Pogrom, Jews rounded up, beatings
- Film Title
- Atrocities Against Jews
- Event Date
- June 1941
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Jews are rounded up in Lvov, Poland. Barely-clothed or naked men and women are tortured and pulled along ground. Soldiers. Jews are lined up around building and civilians crowd the streets.
The Soviet Union occupied Lvov, Poland in September 1939. Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, occupying Lvov within a week. The Germans claimed that the city's Jewish population had supported the Soviets. Ukrainian mobs went on a rampage against Jews. They stripped and beat Jewish women and men in the streets of Lvov. Ukrainian partisans supported by German authorities killed about 4,000 Jews in Lvov during this pogrom. US forces discovered this 8mm footage in SS barracks in Augsberg, Germany, after the war.This film was was used as exhibit of Nazi atrocities in the Nuremberg IMT (German War Crimes Trials PS-3052) and screened in the courtroom on December 13, 1945.
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