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Behind the Scenes: Plonsk - Identifying a 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.

If you do not see the English subtitles click "cc" (red).

Archival footage with permission of zero one film.

The online exhibition was made possible through the generous support of:

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust.

Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industry; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.