Album "In the lens of the enemy ..." contains 358 photos, mostly unpublished, made in Warsaw in 1939-1945 by soldiers of the Propaganda Wehrmacht and SS. During the war, these photographs were used by the German mass media to portray Poland as the deadly enemy of the Third Reich. They were also to justify the aggression of Nazi Germany in Poland in September 1939 and the imperative nature of the occupation.
The authors of the album, trying to give a full picture of the war and occupation of Warsaw, selected photographs have a commentary and additional source material. Thanks to such a scene, a suggestive story about the Polish capital was created, which occupied a special place in the occupant's policy, about its Polish and Jewish inhabitants during the most intense trial and the most serious repression, but also the greatest sacrifice and heroism.
The presented photos come from the Photographic Archive of the Prussian Cultural Heritage in Berlin and the Federal Archives in Koblenz. Their complementation is a variety of source materials, including: fragments of memoirs and diaries, articles of official and underground press, as well as posters and announcements.
Written in Polish
Very good condition -slight bump on top edge, clean crisp pages