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Ukrainians working for the German war economy

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.359.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3700 | Film ID: 2624

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    Ukrainians working for the German war economy


    A documentary that shows pictures of the Kiev office of the "Generalbevollmaechtigter fuer den Arbeitseinsatz" [General Commissioner for Employment of Labor]. Ukrainians board a train towards Germany and enjoy music, food, and cigarettes. German cities, industrial plants, and freeways are shown to the delight and astonishment of the Ukrainians. Later on they are examined by a doctor and instructed about their work in industry and agriculture by a foreman. A canteen and a grocery store are shown. The workers receive letters from home. For evening entertainment, there are folk music events. The movie was intended to advertise work for the German war economy to the Ukrainian people by depicting excellent working and living conditions as contrary to its harsh reality.
    Event:  1942
    Kyiv (Kiev), Soviet Union
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2624 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL
      Master 2624 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL
      Master 2624 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL
      Master 2624 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - PAL

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany in January 2001 for possible use in the Museum's special exhibition "Deadly Medicine.".
    Prologue in Cyrillic letters.
    Title supplied by Bundesarchiv.
    To understand the propaganda context of the movie better it must be reviewed by someone with proficiency in Ukrainian.
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 3873
    Source Archive Number: 572 (B 60942)
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:51:42
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