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257th Infantry Division moves through Poland

Film | Accession Number: 2016.518 | RG Number: RG-60.1861 | Film ID: 4210

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. “Mit dem Stab der 257. Inf. Div. im Krieg (ein forbfilm)” “Ausbildungsbilder in Döberitz.” Soldiers ride in on horse drawn wagons, bringing in weaponry. Soldiers crawl through a field. More soldiers in wagons bringing in supplies. 10:00:42 “Lübbenau” “Gesprengte Grenzbrucke bei Myslowitz.” A wooden bridge over a small river. A collapsed bridge. Man rides a bike in town. “Im Schloßpark Krzeszowice.” Landscape. Soldiers walk along a road. One waves towards the camera. WS of the Potocki Palace in Krzeszowice, Poland (25 km outside of Krakow). “Schloßpark Krzeszowice” Views of the park surrounding the palace, including a small pond and a dense forest. German soldiers walk along the road. “Im Steinbruch Krzeszowice” The quarry in Krzeszowice. Two soldiers smoke cigarettes while standing in wheel ruts. “Im Wavel in Krakau.” Soldiers walk past people on the sidewalk. One waves back towards the camera. Soldiers walk by the Wawel Castle in Krakow. “Blick vom Wavel auf Krakau.” View from Wawel of Krakow. Pans right on a view of the city, showing the Church of Saint Andrew and the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. 10:04:38 “Blick von einem westlichen Krakauer Fort auf die Stadt Weichsel und Karpathen”. View from the Krakauer Fort down to the city, the Vistula River, and the Carpathian Mountains. Wide panoramic shots “Kirche in Krzeszowice.” The Church of Saint Martin in Krezeszowice. ”Am Muhlbach von Krzeszowice mit Major v. Levetzow.” Major v. Levetzwo walks along a path and across a walking bridge. Intertitle: “Auf der Bahnfahrt von Polen nach der Pfalz.” Soldiers standing outside of the train that will go from Poland to the Palatinate in southwest Germany. The soldiers joke around with each other. A soldiers climbs aboard the train and closes the door behind him.

Event:  October? 1939
Krakow, Poland
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Agentur Karl Hoeffkes
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:15:07
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