Sunday, April 27, 2008

Colorful Warsaw 1939



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A photographer (or cinematographer) walked around Warsaw and shot movies. As Warsaw was heavily Jewish there are lots of Jews in his films. Some object to being filmed, do they cover their faces. Others have a good time and pose and perform for the camera. Most seem clueless to the fact that invasion of the Nazi armies was but 4 months away......

8 comments:

tzib said...

vee ah hoon in bnei udom
for those of us that don't understand pre-war jewish polish colture, can you please expound on the geist fun yene tzeit?

The Bray of Fundie said...

could you please leave the url 2 U-tube. I'd like to email this to somone.

Also was this digitally colorized ipso facto or actually shot in color way back in '39?

What's pshat with the guy hauling thtat load with a shtrik on his back?

The Bray of Fundie said...

It's really heartbreaking to consider that statistics say that upwards of 85% of the yidden of all stripes depicted in this clip ended up as ashes in Treblinka or met some other cruel meeseh meshuneh at the hands of the Nazis YM"S

Anonymous said...

i dont quite get this clip, is it actual? what were they trying to look at, or being careful not to look at?

baalbatish said...

They did not want be photographed.

bahaltener said...

See the clearer videos here:

http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?file_num=4928

See also:

http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?file_num=4448
http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?file_num=4354
http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?file_num=4156
http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?file_num=4918
http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?file_num=4928

bahaltener said...

Sorry, missed the film that you actually brought. Here it is:

http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?file_num=4911

Lucky Wolf said...

there was an extremely rare video of the Warsaw ghetto in color during the Nazi occupation. it was on youtube in till it was removed by youtube, still not sure why.

here is a snap frame of the video
http://gruntig.blogspot.com/2007/03/warsaw-ghetto-in-color.html