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Modern Poland before World War II

Film | Accession Number: 2003.213 | RG Number: RG-60.1260 | Film ID: 3050

English intertitles. Film taken prewar. Bridge. City streets and important buildings in Warsaw. A modern country: pedestrians reading newspapers, posters advertising arts and culture, vendors, trams, tall buildings, man with balloons and schoolchildren, storefronts. Cherished old quarters of Poland with ornate signs. Marketplaces - women selling flowers. City parks - women with baby carriages, CUs. High-rise apartment buildings and other modern housing structures. Jewish quarter, including arched street made famous by Roman Vishniac, geese transported in a wooden cart, the market in Krakow, Finkelstein shop and its owners, two religious Jews gesticulating in the street, and teenage students. A zinc refinery - factory and workers, zinc plates created and moved. Private residences in the mountains of Poland - wealthy couple and dog. Peasant workers with dogs and cows. A farm village, horses generate electricity for cutting hay. Peasant family - INTs of home, cooking, eating bread. Woman weaving. Livestock and farmers. CU, village children in school in southeastern Poland, playing ball outdoors, toddlers in kindergarten coloring, with abacus, learning grammar. Children weaving in the classroom, CUs. Boys engage in wood carving and sculpture in the classroom. Gdynia port with ships docked to export coal and lumber. Loading barges. Lumber yard. Railway, train, train driver.

Event:  1936-1937
Warsaw, Poland
Krakow, Poland
Lowicz, Poland
Gdynia, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:23
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