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German Army and SS (Schutzstaffel) Troops fight Polish resistance in Warsaw, Poland.

German Army and SS (Schutzstaffel) Troops fight Polish resistance in Warsaw. A map shows Warsaw. German troops crush the Warsaw Uprising. The German army troops operating tanks and heavy artillery. Smoke rises up due to explosions as Germans bombard Warsaw. A German soldier looks through binoculars. German take a Polish prisoner. Tanks and artillery on roads of Warsaw during street fighting in Warsaw. German soldiers fire rifles and machine guns. Close up views of faces of German soldiers in combat. German artillery fired. A dead body of a Polish resistance fighter on the street, wearing a resistance armband. German General Reiner Stahel pores over a map with other German officers fighting against the Polish resistance. Rubble on streets. Point of view shots from German guns and German positions targeting Polish resistance positions. German set demolition charges and blow up parts of walled off buildings. The Germans take prisoners and escort male prisoners and sympathizers at a railroad station with trains in background. Polish prisoners walk under German guard. Precise locations in Warsaw unknown, but some scenes could be from the Warsaw Ghetto.

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Polish resistance during German occupation of Warsaw in World War II. Scenes of pre-war Warsaw.

Remains of the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Workmen and equipment appear to be demolishing it. The words: "Wawer, 27 XII 39" painted on sidewalk. Passersby place flowers at the spot. At another spot on the sidewalk is painted: "Polska Zwyciezy"(Poland Wins). Cardboard caricatures of Hitler are raised on a building wall and hung from a lampost. Base of lampost, where people walk their dogs, being painted "Nur fuer Deutch" (only for Germans). Newspapers in 1944 reporting on the increased internal Polish armed resistance, or Warsaw Uprising, against the occupying German forces. Scenes of fire and destruction arising in this increasing conflict. Scenes of pre-war Warsaw.

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tanks and artillery patrol the streets of Warsaw during General Bor's uprising against German forces in Warsaw.

German General Hermann Balck with his aides on the Russian Front in World War 2. Change of scene to German tanks and artillery on patrol in the streets of the Praga district of Warsaw Poland during the abortive uprising against German garrison in the city (led by General Tadeusz Komorowski also known as General Bór-Komorowski, or as General Bor). Mortars and flamethrowers used against the rebellious Polish resistance movement during the Warsaw Uprising. Smoke and explosions. Soldiers on grass. Wrecked buildings in view. Rubble in streets of Warsaw. Fire set in buildings by German soldiers using flame throwers. Unknown locations in city could include the Warsaw Ghetto.

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Luftwaffe (Air Force) undertakes bombing campaign to overcome Polish resistance in Warsaw, during World War II

German aircraft drop leaflets all over the city of Warsaw, during World War 2. They contain the following message (translated from the German): "Soldiers and inhabitants of Warsaw! Poland is occupied. Only the Modlin fortress is resisting. Warsaw is surrounded by German troops.The suburbs are already in our hands. You will be committing a crime if you open this megacity to the fortress." Polish troops still holding out,reject a call to capitulate. Under white flags, foreign diplomats and such are seen leaving Warsaw, past a German barricade. The Warsaw Citadel and surrounding Polish military defenses (Fortress Warsaw) are seen in an aerial reconnaissance photograph. German officers walk in a group along a railway in Poland. Hermann Goering, head of the German Air Forces, consults with his Generals about a bombing campaign against the Polish defense positions. Goering and Adolf Hitler seated in a railroad car with staff officers. Slate alludes to the Polish military commanders making Warsaw into a virtual fortress including an armed civilian population; and if it is not surrendered, the resistance must be broken. September 25, 1939, shows German fliers readying warplanes for air campaign against Poland. A German pilot in his cockpit. View from German airplane flying over Poland. Beautiful cloud formations in background.

Date: 1939, September 25
Duration: 4 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Leader of the Polish resistance General Bor-Komorowski meets the SS (Schutzstaffel) leaders in Poland.

A map of Poland. German tanks and fuel are transported to the First Volksgrenadier Division at the Eastern Front. German soldiers on tanks are transported to the Eastern Front. The jeeps and tanks are loaded on railway tracks. Scenes of the Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, Poland. Men march along the road in large numbers. Leader of the Polish resistance General Tadeusz Komorowski also called Bor-Komorowski or Bór-Komorowski meets the SS (Schutzstaffel) leaders including Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski during capitulation discussions. Polish prisoners of the Polish Resistance army surrender arms to German captors as they march under German guard.

Date: 1944, October
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Nuremberg Trials reveal the Nazi enslavement of people in occupied countries and atrocities against Jewish people during World War II.

Opening scene, in 1946, is the courtroom where Nazi officials are being tried for war crimes at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, where the procecutor has completed charges 3 and 4, concluding the indictment against them. Sitting in first row of the dock are Hermann Göring (or Goering) (hidden behind soldier), Rudolf Hess, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, and William Keitel. The camera focuses on Franz Sauckel, as he is identified as the Nazi slave labor chief. Supporting documents are shown. Film footage scenes of slave workers being rounded up and working on shipping docks, emptying rail cars, repairing railroads, and digging in open pit mines, under Nazi military guard. Next are shown views of Hermann Goering walking in an occupied village in 1942, overseeing the confiscation of all of the livestock. German soldiers releasing and rounding-up cattle, sheep, and pigs that had belonged to citizens of an occupied village. Dr. Wilhelm Frick is shown. He is charged with eliminating elderly, insane, or uncureable sick Germans, considered "Useless Eaters" and subject to Nazi euthanasia programs. Several frail and sick or mentally disabled persons are shown. Crosses are shown marking burial places of these persons outside the institutions in which they died. Next, several German Jewish men in civilian clothes are seen rushing to a work site where they are put to work as slave labor digging with shovels under direction of a Nazi military officer. Scene shifts to Nazi Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung) harrassing German Jewish shopkeepers, writing anti Jewish messages on the windows, encouraging boycott, and preventing their businesses from operating. More views of Nazi Storm Troopers causing trouble in the streets. Next scene is Hermann Goering reading some dictates as Hitler and Hess, along with other Nazi officials, sit in attendance. The so called "blood purity" rules define German citizens narrowly and prohibit marriage between "German Citizens" and Jews. An unseen audience roars its approval. German Jews are next seen being rounded up and mistreated. Back at the trial, the prosecutor speaks of Nazi SS Brigadier General Jürgen Stroop cleaning out the Warsaw Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, in utter ruthlessness in 1943. Scenes of Polish Jews people being driven and dragged out, many unclothed, and the entire place being dynamited afterward. View of a detonation system, and then a huge explosion and walls of the Warsaw ghetto area are seen crumbling to the ground. Buildings burning and people leaving with injured on a stretcher. Scenes of Nazi agents, Gestapo, and Wehrmacht Army chasing Jews from sewers using tear gas and driving them from buildings using light tanks and armored vehicles. Jews are rounded up, beaten with clubs, and dragged by Nazi German authorities who capture them. Back in the courtroom, Rudolf Hess is seen describing how Nazi doctors would screen arrested Jews as they entered concentration camps. Views of crowds of Jews entering a concentration camp near a railroad train depot. A large group of Jewish children at a camp. Children hold up their arms and the boys and girls reveal tattoo numbers on their arms. More views of women and children moving through outside paths of a concentration camp, surrounded in barbed wire and fencing. Views of so-called camp shower baths in which prisoners were killed by poison gas. Clothing of prisoners hanging outside the gas chambers, which the prisoners were told were delousing chambers. Views of the gas chamber shower heads and gas output vents. Views of naked prisoners, some seated and some laying down, instead a gas chamber. View of dead, naked prisoner bodies stacked up in a room. View of bags filled with gold from rings and teeth of the dead. Canvas bags and chests containing the teeth and gold jewelry, held in the Reichs Bank. Closeup of corpses. Bodies being loaded and unloaded from flatbed trucks and being dragged by camp inmates and German soldiers, and thrown into mass graves.

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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