Children died on the street

“They were lying in rags near a bowl, where people were supposed to throw some pennies, but they did not throw anything there” – recalls the Survivor Wacław Izaak Kornblum (born 1926), author of the book ‘Memories. My version’. The fourth film in ‘The Message’ series entitled Children ded on the street focuses on the most tragic aspects of life in the Warsaw Ghetto: ubiquitous poverty, hunger, typhus pandemic. It also features:

  • Barbara Marlow (born 1931) – a Survivor who as a member of the scout movement participated in the Warsaw Uprising;
  • Marian Kalwary (born 1930) – a Survivor;
  • Larissa Cain nee Sztorchan (born 1932) – a Survivor.

Created from material recorded during the implementation of the project of the Education Department of the WGM ‘The Home Army on the tragedy of Polish Jews’, which is part of the program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – ‘Independent’.

From the interviews recorded at that time, we chose parts concerning the uprising and functioning of the Warsaw Ghetto – from the moment of its creation to its tragic end, as well as statements about pre-war, Jewish-Polish Warsaw.

The message is the main thought contained in someone’s statement – each of us can find it in a different part of the presented memories.