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Catholic hospital in Warsaw destroyed during the German siege, 1939

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4133 | Film ID: 3008

The bombed out Catholic Hospital of the Transfiguration, one of Warsaw's largest hospitals. A nurse and doctor make their way through a destroyed ward full of empty beds. Catholic statuary in the hospital, CUs of beds filled with rubble, a Virgin Mary statue on a bed, a palm tree. MCU of Julien Bryan speaking with one of the nurses at the hospital.

01:06:05 Quick shot of the destruction at the American Consular office in Warsaw. Shots of another hospital with a makeshift maternity ward in the cellar hallway. VS of the new mothers and newborns. CU, a newborn's head is bandaged. More shots of babies born around the time of the siege, including a shot of twin boys.

01:06:42 INT of Eastman Kodak Laboratory in Warsaw, two lab workers with 16mm film in hand, trying to clean the mess after it was bombed. Bryan rushed to this lab each day he was in Warsaw to immediately process his film of the German attack on the city. Bryan writes in his book "Siege" that one processing tank exploded, and luckily, his film was not in that tank.

Film Title
JB Poland SEC SEQ
Genre
Outtake
Duration
00:01:07
Event Date
1939 September
Locale
Warsaw, Poland
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Outtakes.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
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