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Hand-colored glass slide

Object | Accession Number: 2003.214.75 | RG Number: RG-10.479

A young boy, Zygmunt Askienow, sits with his rescued pet canary among the ruins of his home in Warsaw after a German air raid. In the words of photographer Julien Bryan, "Not far from the center of town a bomb had hit an apartment house and exposed the first, second, and third floors. A boy was walking dazedly back and forth carrying the one possession he had found -- a canary in its cage. He walked up and down over a pile of stones and bricks. Under the pile there were nine or ten bodies, so the neighbors told us, not yet recovered." [Source: Bryan, Julien. "Warsaw 1939 Siege, 1959 Warsaw Revisited." Warsaw, Polonia, 1959, p. 24]

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 14:39:13
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