• World War II in Color

    Rzeszow, Poland


    On September 6, 1939, Rzeszów was bombed by the Luftwaffe.  The town was defended by the 10 Cavalry Brigade and 24th Uhlan Regiment.  The German attack began on September 6 in the afternoon, and the Wehrmacht entered the city on the next day in the morning. Rzeszów, renamed into Reichshof, became part of the General Government, in 1941 a ghetto was opened there, whose Jewish inhabitants were later murdered in Bełżec extermination camp.


    Rzeszow, Poland, German soldiers entering the snow-covered town.



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