Sam Bryan on "Siege"

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sam Bryan talks about the film “Siege,” made by his father, American photojournalist Julien Bryan, during the Siege of Warsaw in September 1939. Bryan was the only neutral reporter left in the city after the German invasion of Poland that started World War II, and he shot footage of the massive destruction of Warsaw and its people. “Siege” has just been released on DVD. It's available at and at


Sam Bryan

Comments [2]

Mirek from Westfield, NJ

Apparently both Mr Lehrer and Mr Bryan - just like 99.99% of Americans CONFUSE the beginning of WWII, attack on Poland and the siege of Warsaw in 1939 with Holocaust and Ghetto which came later. First Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, then Warsaw Uprising and the destruction of the whole city were in 1944. All of these were related but separate events. The 3D fly-over movie refereed by Mr Bryan is of the destruction of Warsaw in the second half of 1944 and consequently how this GREAT European City must have looked in 1945. CNN made a short but excellent series on all of these subjects and most can be seen on Youtube.
'CNN | Warsaw Uprising -The Forgotten Soldiers' ...
In any event HATS OFF to Mr Lehrer, Mr Bryan and his father to bringing up the subject of an relatively unknown piece of Word history while America was enjoying the Wizard of Oz while the fate of the civilization was hanging on the balance. I just ordered the DVD on Amazon...

Aug. 03 2010 10:31 PM
Lindsay from Washington, DC

Check out the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's web feature about Julien Bryan at

Aug. 03 2010 12:58 PM

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