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Hand-colored glass slide

Object | Accession Number: 2003.214.47 | RG Number: RG-10.479

A group of Polish women pray on their knees before a large crucifix hanging outside an old wooden church that had been bombed by German aircraft a day earlier. In the words of photographer Julien Bryan, "The entire right wing of the building had been blown away, and where this section had been was an enormous crater, thirty feet across and fifteen feet deep. The rest of the building was still standing. A young Catholic priest with a serene face showed us about. Luckily, he said, they had heard the alarm for an air attack and he managed to get all his parishioners out of the church before the bomb struck." [Source: Bryan, Julien. "Warsaw 1939 Siege, 1959 Warsaw Revisited." Warsaw, Polonia, 1959, p. 22]

1939 September
Object Type
Lantern slides (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-03-31 14:39:15
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