Antisemitic propaganda of Jews in the ghetto
- Film Title
- Warsaw Ghetto, Reels 3,4,5,8
- Event Date
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Filmoteka Narodowa
Propaganda footage comparing rich and poor Jews in the ghetto. Footage showing naked religious Jews (first men, then women) bathing in a public bathhouse (mikvah). Good shots of people buying and selling all sorts of wares. Many armbands visible. Overhead panning shots of vendors at stalls, one with a sign reading "Lodu." Dirty courtyard of a house with children. 00:18:14 Men and women sunbathe by the Warsaw ghetto wall. Interior of a dirty, poor house with a large family, including a sick child in bed. 00:20:45 "Rich" Jews arrive at a residence where the door is opened by a maid. Interior of a clean, prosperous house where a woman sits at a vanity table and looks in a mirror and fixes her hair. People having tea and being attended by a maid. Camera pans around room and out of window, where the ghetto bridge and wall can be seen. Street scenes showing beggars, crowds. Vendors, two very small children lingering by a tray piled with baked goods of some kind. Commerce at market stalls. Woman in a patterned dress sniffs meat before it is cut. Man in stall weighs goods. CU, hands exchanging money. Pan of line of men sitting against a building, including an old white-haired man with a cane. Corpse lies along building. 00:26:19 Quality of the footage deteriorates. More street scenes with very emaciated children and adults sitting on the street as better-off people pass by. A religious Jewish man begs for money and then buys a piece of bread. More street scenes, children, shop owners. 00:29:39 A man doffs his hat for the German cameraman as he walks by. Children riding on the back of a streetcar. Shots of terribly thin disheveled people dressed in rags alternating with well-dressed people. 00:31:10 Interior of a house with very thin, sick-looking children. Street scenes. High angle shot, children in a courtyard.
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