257th German Infantry in Krakow region
- Event Date
- October? 1939
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Spiegel TV
With German intertitles. Scenes filmed by Lieutenant Edgar Forsberg of the 257 German Infantry following the collapse of the Polish army on October 6, 1939. German officers pacing along a dirt road, likely just outside of Krakow. 10:00:15 A German officer and a soldier smoke near a stone quarry in Krzeszowice, Poland (25 km outside of Krakow). Officers walk in front of Wawel, an architectural compound and center of Christianity in Krakow that overlooks the Vistula River. A row of bronze statues surround the perimeter of a church. Soldiers and officers of the 257th Infantry and some civilians outside the Wawel Cathedral, recognizable by its ornate facade and gold dome. Panoramic view of Krakow from Wawel, church spires accentuate the skyline, and smoke rises from a rooftop in the distance. Overview of the newly conquered Polish landscape from West Krakow, Nazi flag flies in the FG, Vistula river and Carpathian mountains visible in the distance. Cut to a church and small graveyard in Krzeszowice. In the distance, people walk along the path into the church. 10:01:54 German officer, Major V. Levetzow, crosses a small stream in the countryside in Poland. 10:02:10 German officers smoke beside a train destined for Pfalz, a Southwestern region of Germany. The men joke and wave for the camera before boarding the train.
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