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Invasion of Poland

Film | Accession Number: 2009.244.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4863 | Film ID: 2866

Funeral in Gdansk of Gauleiter Joseph Wessel, who was shot by a "Polish gang," followed by footage of ethnic German refugees fleeing alleged persecution by the Poles. CUs of women and blond children with tear-stained faces. Extreme CU of an older man wearing glasses and an older woman in a head scarf. Burning houses supposedly set on fire by the Poles. The newsreel cuts off abruptly.

Film Title
Ufa Tonwoche
Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:01:37
Event Date
1939 September
Locale
Poland
Danzig, Germany
Language
German
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:45:21
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