257th German Infantry in Galicia region
- Event Date
- October? 1939
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Spiegel TV
Scenes filmed by Lieutenant Edgar Forsberg of the 257 German Infantry following the collapse of the Polish army on October 6, 1939. In the region of Galicja (near the border of Poland and the Ukraine), German officers from the 257th Infantry round Jewish civilians wearing white armbands into forced labor divisions in the town center. Galicja had a large Jewish population (about 800,000) living relatively peacefully amongst the larger Ukrainian and Polish populations in the 1930s. The women of Galicja buy and sell vegetables and other goods in the market. HAS of the crowded marketplace. Jewish and non-Jewish men and women sell and buy goods from stands and horse-drawn wagons. 10:03:32 A man shows off his pig for the camera. A woman scrubs a bowl by a stream in the countryside. A woman walks down a dusty road surrounded by quaint cottages and green trees, a truck full of German soldiers passes by.
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