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Postwar Poland

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.7202 | Film ID: 3067

A partially edited film sequence about a Polish family in postwar conditions. INT A young boy picking up and arranging his school books. CU Boy doing school work. Man (the father?) enters the room and shows a box to the boy, boy shadow boxes, man takes boy by the ear and they leave together. CU Boy shadow boxing as man pinches his ear. CU Man speaking. In the kitchen, a woman (the mother?) lights the stove, the man enters and she passes him a bucket as he leaves. Two boys run down stairs, pick up and open the box, then leave through a doorway. CU Two boys opening the box. CU Cigarettes inside the box. Boys hiding the box in a pile of lumber. Man opening the door and picking up the box from the lumber pile. Boys placing the box in the lumber pile and closing the door.

3:35 Woman walks into a room holding a cup of tea. Boy walks into the room and begins eating while looking at a book at the table. Boy reads and eats. Textbook and magazine with a boxer on the cover. Boy enters room and takes away the magazine. The two boys begin roughhousing and leave. Man puts a child in a crib. He reads the boxing magazine and shakes his head. Woman (the mother?) arrives home. Little boy (seen earlier) opens door. Father sits at table with young child on his lap. Boy comes in and the younger child points out a mark on his cheek.

Event:  1947
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:44:05
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