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Three Minutes in Poland

Archival Film Footage of Nasielsk, Poland


This is the film footage David Kurtz shot of Nasielsk, Poland, in 1938. It provides the only known moving images of the predominantly Jewish town shortly before Germany invaded. 

Please note that there is no sound accompanying this footage. The initial scenes are dark but you’ll find the images become easier to make out as the film continues. There are two films; you can advance to the second film by clicking on the arrows at the sides of the screen.

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Three Minutes in Poland