Plonsk - Identifying the Town

Researching Footage from the Holocaust

One of the special features of this exhibition is this short video entitled "Behind the Scenes - Plonsk- Identifying a Town" in which Efrat Komisar, Head of the Footage Section of the Yad Vashem Archives, describes and demonstrates how careful research was able to correctly identify Plonsk as the town in a 1940 film made by photographer Horst Loerzer. As a result, the film itself now provides important visual testimony on the life of the Jews in Plonsk at the time of the Nazi occupation.

Archival footage with permission of Zero One Film.