Julien Bryan Collection
MLS: town square, women and children are walking through the square. CU of bas relief sculptures on buildings, and a Jewish shop right below in this ornate building. CU of a street vendor blowing up a balloon. Warsaw: VS: park, statues, monument, women out strolling with their babies in fancy carriages. More street scenes, activity, shops, etc. MLS of trolley car as it approaches the camera, the sign on the car reads to Dworska Street.
Detailed preservation notes from the film lab are available in SSFVA department files.
Additional photographs are available in the USHMM Photo Archives.
Biography / History:
Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former USSR. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland. He was in Warsaw within days of Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and remained throughout the German siege of the city, filming and photographing what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of WWII.
2003.214 The Julien Bryan Collection of films, photographs, documents, and artifacts was purchased by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from Sam Bryan and the International Film Foundation, Inc. on February 12, 2003.
Jules Bucher; Robert Carr
Sam Bryan, JB 2111
35mm, b/w, dupe neg
35mm; DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS
01:07:21:00 - 01:10:35:14
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive