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Zinc refinery in Katowice, Poland, circa 1936

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4181 | Film ID: 3025

Scenes from the Giesche Zinc mine and refinery in Katowice, Poland, circa 1936. VS, INT near the furnaces, women sorting ore before it is smelted, the conveyor belt from the mine shaft, the molten ore being poured into molds. 01:02:06 Workers' jackets hanging from the ceiling of the factory near the light fixtures. EXT, LS, workers exiting the factory, some get on their bicycles others leave on foot. Many workers are young, and smile for the camera. INT, workers filling the molds used for the molten zinc ore. EXT, LS of the countryside in south central Poland. VS of the rural village and the inhabitants. Woman in traditional central Polish folk dress, carrying a basket of flowers walks along a dirt road. EXT, LS, zinc refinery smokestacks are seen in the BG from behind a row of small homes, most likely the factory worker's homes. Gardens and fallow fields are visible in the FG. EXT, LS, unknown location, a large brick multi-story building on a street corner, ducks are walking about on the lawn in front of the building. MCU, children look out a window from the brick building and catch the gaze of the camera. EXT, LS, zinc refinery, ducks are visible waddling across the lawn in the BG.

Genre
Outtake
Duration
00:05:03
Event Date
1936
Locale
Poland
Katowice, Poland
Silesia
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Outtakes.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
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