Here is a very sad and touching video. It was taken in Warsaw, Poland at the end of August, 1939, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War.

This is a very haunting video, especially when they show some of the Jews of the city. It is likely that most, if not all, of the Jews shown in this footage perished in the Holocaust. Many of the buildings and streets you see were utterly destroyed. Warsaw suffered a staggering amount of physical destruction during the war, and it began just days after this film was taken.

This is another wonderful, color, like-yesterday video from the folks at the Romano Archive.

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