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Berlin to Release “horror” Film on Polish Jews

The German radio announced today that a film depicting Jewish life in Warsaw, Cracow and Lublin would be released soon in Berlin. The film, announced by an official of the Reich Propaganda Ministry, Hippler, who was sent to Poland immediately after the occupation, was described in the broadcast as an “absolute symphony of disgust and horror.”

According to information here the producers of the film forced the Jews to pose in “horrible scenes.” The broadcast, however, insisted that the film shows Jews moving “in perfect freedom and ease.” Hippler stated the film, contained, apart from general scenes, excerpts from Yiddish film, films with Jewish actors and portraits of “so-called Jewish artists and politicians.”

He said the most important part of the film was an “absolutely truthful” recording of Jewish ritual slaughter. He admitted, however, that this scene was staged especially for him at Warsaw. This part of the picture, he added, is “so awful” that it can be shown only at performances where women and children are not admitted.