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Recycling of Polish books into Nazi-approved books; anti-Semitic propaganda

Film | Accession Number: 2005.64.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4228 | Film ID: 2767

A woman's hands are shown tearing apart books and placing the pages in a basket. Most of the titles are in Polish, but one is "Bismarck" by Emil Ludwig. In an obviously staged scene, three Jews are shown shaking their heads, presumably in dismay at the destruction of the books. One of them wears an armband. More shots of the hands tearing pages, then the interior of a paper recycling facility, with huge piles of book pages. Workers throw the pages into a large receptacle, where they are ground into a powder by large stone wheels. The rest of the recycling process is shown. The end products are newspapers (Kurier Warszawski) and a German-Polish dictionary.

Genre
Propaganda
Duration
00:02:16
Event Date
1940
Locale
Warsaw, Poland
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Propaganda.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:33
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