Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

This photo was taken between April 19th to May 16th 1943

 The original German captions says:
"Jews pulled from a bunker"
"Juden aus einem Bunker hervorgeholt"

The picture was taken at Nowolipie street looking East, near intersection with Smocza street, 
perhaps Nowolipie 64 / Smocza 1. 
In the background one can see the ghetto walls with a gate.

This is the original page with this photo as seen in the Stroop report.
Intreating observation... 
There where only 4 copies of this report ever made.
In the "Warsaw " version of the photo (taken from the Warsaw version of the "Stroop Report") the top and right boarders have a bit less information / details than the photo I used for the coloring.
In the Bottom and left side of the photo in this report-image have a bit more information / details then my colorized image.


The photo I used for coloring is from the "NARA" Version of the "Stroop Report"

This is the same location in what looks like the same day.
Some of the stuff in the following few photos can be seen in the colorized photo.






Same location later on.

If we combine some of the photos from the same location, the bigger picture would look something like this.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem. Dec 1st. 1947

"In Nov 29th 1947 the "General Assembly" of the UN voted on the "Partition plan of Palestine.
In retaliation, the following day, arabs attacked Jews at the Jewish Quarter in the old city of Jerusalem.
This colorised photo shows a white Jewish ambulance, with a British soldier riding aboard, carrying wounded Jews through a crowd of cheering Arabs, at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem
.The British soldiers in the FG of this photo are keeping watch.

Original photo by AP Photographer James Pringle.
                                                                    Ref #: PA.8669141

                                                                     Date: 01/12/1947


Traffic jam inside Jaffa Gate, 1898. 
Same location as the 1947 photo.
The Turkish military escort, was possibly part of the German Emperor's entourage.  
Close inspection on the left of the photo shows an American flag hanging outside of the Grand or Central Hotel,
formerly the Mediterranean Hotel.

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Some crowd close ups.



1947 ford ambulance.