With their exceptional $15 million gift, Holocaust survivors David and Fela Shapell and their family are leading the effort to secure the collection of record on the Holocaust. Their gift supports our comprehensive campaign, "Never Again. What You Do Matters."
September 1 marks the 75th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, which launched World War II and the implementation of more radical Nazi racial policies. Learn about the immediate impact of the war on the civilian population through items in the Museum's collection.
In September 1939, American filmmaker Julien Bryan spent two weeks in and around Warsaw documenting the devastating impact the German invasion of September 1 had on Poland. In 1940, he compiled the footage into this short film, titled Siege, which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Learn more about Julien Bryan on our website: http://www.ushmm.org/information/exhibitions/online-features/collections-highlights/julien-bryan