WWII - 1943, Ukraine: Nazi Occupation of Ukraine - Construction Labor; Harvest
Ukrainian cities, villages and collective farms photographed by traveling German unit.
German woman photographer w/ camera in waist-high field of unid. crop. Men & women on construction site building house of wattle & daub mud - forced labor? Man laying bricks.
04:26:11 Flat boats along river, some filled w/ bags of ?? at edge of river - man bailing water out of boat. Men sunbathing on deck, crates of food carried to boat & loaded into hold. Two women working pole of hand pump to hose. Women sort thru barrels of cherries or ?? drying. Farmer w/ basket of produce.
04:28:12 Collective farm scenes: pan across dusty field w/ small thatched buildings & workers. Horses laying on ground resting, workers threshing grain w/ hand-cranked equipment, straw piled up. Men repairing steam engine. Nazi officer talks to men.
04:30:23 Women mixing cement or mud with feet - smile at camera. Surveying land. Herd of oxen? along road. Horse-drawn carts carrying quarried rock for road building. Soldier w/ gun riding horse alongside. Grain field - man on horseback.
04:32:19 Stones for road building unloaded by men & women peasants. Sign in German & Russian re Gradishky territory, population 54604. Oxen. Women working shoveling as soldier watches. Line of women picking flowers? from meadow. Nazi officers measuring land. Wrecked military equipment. Piles of shells.
WW2 Eastern Front; Slave Labor; Farming / Agriculture; Rural Life; Unedited Travelogues; USSR; Primitive Construction;
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