A vendor at the market square in Krakow, 1936. During Julien Bryan’s many filming trips in the 1930s, he came to love people in all their diversity. In the 1950s, he was recorded on Edward Murrow’s This I Believe radio program saying
Twenty years ago, I began to make films about people all over the world. I took them as I found them—not as I wanted them to be. Wherever I went I soon discovered that when you break bread with people and share their troubles and joys, the barriers of languages, of politics, and of religion soon vanish. I liked them and they liked me. That was all that mattered. I came to find that people of this world have much more in common with one another than they have differences. I have found this true wherever I have gone.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive