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Burning buildings, probably in Saarland

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1380 | Film ID: 2944

Scenes filmed by Lieutenant Edgar Forsberg of the 257 German Infantry following the collapse of the Polish army on October 6, 1939. German soldier walks toward the camera. Caravan of military vehicles. 10:08:05 Several fires destroy buildings, probably in the Saarland, a region along the southwest French-German border where the 257th Infantry was positioned after their time in occupied Poland. Their post in the Saarland was unusual as few battles between the French and German armies occurred along this Western Front between October 1939 and April 1940. Destruction was likely caused by French artillery. German troops oversee Jews attempting to collapse the burning buildings. They continue to extinguish the remaining fires through the night. 10:09:42 Quick shot of a soldier walking down the steps of a damaged shop.

Image
Duration
00:01:58
Date
Event:  October? 1939
Locale
Germany
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Spiegel TV
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:20:06
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