Hassa Family Archive

collection Hassa Family Archive
length 06'21
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0000 016
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

The author of the film is Zbigniew Hassa. Since the age of 14, he had worked as an electrician in Warsaw Trams (then MZK). When his daughters, Joanna and Katarzyna, were born, he decided to start filming events from the life of the family. 

A gathering of German soldiers probably before their departure. Two soldiers carry a chest and place it next to nurses with Red Cross armbands on their sleeves. Workers take barrels from an open boot and roll them over. There is a water tram (a barge?) parked at the quay, where the goods are loaded. Soldiers with luggage enter the ship. A box of beer is brought in. A military orchestra plays on the embankment. Soldiers leaning against the barrier watch everything. A group of soldiers. Among them, there are nuns who sing. A nurse and a soldier board and push a wheelchair with a wounded soldier. We can also see a soldier walking on crutches. An officer appears. The soldiers salute him. A sign on the platform with the inscription “steg II”. Behind the barrier enter civilians, elegantly dressed women. At the barrier, two officers talk to a man from the ship’s crew. A military ambulance. Through the window, we can see a wounded man on a stretcher. The soldiers gathered around him and talk to him. Taking the wounded out of the ambulance. One of the soldiers supports another soldier, who walks on crutches and doesn’t have a leg. Transferring more wounded men to the ship. We can see the captain of the ship. A sailor folds the chimney. Inside the ship. Soldiers play cards with a nurse. Others talk. By the window, there is a wounded man covered with a blanket. A woman talks to him. Soldiers play cards. Another group by the window, on the table in front of them, there is a bottle of alcohol. The view from the window of the water. An injured man sits surrounded by nurses. Next to him, we can see crutches leaning against the wall. Two men talk at a table. There is a bottle in the foreground. The view of the water, mountains and other ships on the water. We can see a large barge and sailboats passing by. 


keywords German soldiers, loading, nurse, World War II, war invalid, military orchestra, water transport