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Rebuilding Warsaw, probably in 1947

Film | Accession Number: 2003.213 | RG Number: RG-60.1344 | Film ID: 3052

Reel 3A
Animated map. Goats grazing in brick ruins. Man approaches a gravesite with flowers. LS, overview of massive destruction in the city of Warsaw - bombed buildings. MS, then CUs of the monument in the former Warsaw ghetto to Jews who died in the 1943 uprising. HAS, construction site, rebuilding Poland, river in BG, crane. VAR views of schoolchildren walking along the sidewalk and playing at school. HAS, policeman directing traffic (pedestrians, automobiles, trams, horse/buggy) with Warsaw in the distance. School. Shop amidst ruins (pile of bricks). CU, shop sign (bookstore). Large building adjacent to new construction. Children walk to school. CU, shoulder patch of a Danish soldier. Reconstruction of Warsaw from a moving vehicle. CU, architectural model of Warsaw. INT, classroom, a priest lectures to boys and girls seated at desks. AS of vehicular traffic. A man sells wares on the street, a girl buys ice cream. Pan, Warsaw. Polish military teens pass wooden crosses along (assembly-line style) at a cemetery. Closer shots of bombed buildings. Now in a village, CUs of Polish children - looking at camera, digging in the dirt, and eating dumplings. Mountain-side views of the town, a man dressed as a bear stands along a sidewalk greeting villagers. High shot of open jeep with people entering a village, boys performing a drill, woman doing laundry in her yard, bucolic mountains, and three pedestrians. Quick shot of "Fryzjer" [barber] sign, followed by ruins of Warsaw, shells of buildings. People look out "window" in shelled building, woman with a water pail, children playing in ruins, geese, Julien Bryan's car, ruins located adjacent to the river, children playing games.

Event:  probably 1947
Warsaw, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:43:39
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