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Daily life in southeastern, northeastern, and central Poland, 1936

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4127 | Film ID: 3007

TRIMS beginning with a quick glimpse of store fronts in the Jewish quarter in Krakow. This is followed by several shots of architecture in Warsaw, then a CU of an incense burner in a Catholic procession in Lowicz. The scene then returns to Warsaw: street scene, kiosk, poster advertising a theatrical performance. MS, policeman on horseback, using the horse as crowd control, people are gathered. CU molten zinc being smelted in a furnace at the Giesche Mine and Refinery in Katowice. LS, Gdansk, establishing shot along the waterway. MCU and CU of dockworkers in Gdynia, loading materials onto ships for transport. There is a lumber yard at the docks. Staged scenes of a village family in Zakopane, Poland. Men and women are present, cooking, eating, talking, doing household chores. CUs of bread and cheese being cut and served. MS, Katowice, workers exiting the mine. CU of elevator in operation going down to mine shaft, workers exit elevator into mine. VS of the miners at work, chipping away at the walls of the cave with pick axes, etc. Return to CUs and MCUs of Catholic holiday procession through the streets of Lowicz, followed by a quick glimpse of a paddle boat docked alongside the Vistula river in Krakow. The Wawel castle is visible in BG.

Event:  April 1936?
Production:  1937
Warsaw, Poland
Katowice, Poland
Krakow, Poland
Gdynia, Poland
Danzig, Germany
Lowicz, Poland
Zakopane, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:24
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