Professor Sam Bryan‘s father, Julien Bryan, was the only foreign correspondent during two weeks of German bombing in Warsaw, Poland, September 1939.  His motion pictures and still photographs are well known in Poland.

Prof. Bryan recently participated in a number of events in New York City and Warsaw to commemorate Julien Bryan and his films, including television and radio interviews, film screenings, and a book signing.

All of Julien Bryan’s motion picture footage and still photographs of Poland were turned over to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC in 2003.  You can learn more about Julien’s films and the museum’s other holdings at

For the most complete dvd of “Siege,” “This I Believe,” and his newly discovered eight minute radio broadcast from September 16, 1939, contact Prof. Bryan.

Related Special Events for 2010

May 12-13, New York City: Interviewed by Polish TV.  Visited building in Greenwich Village where my mother received telegrams regarding my father’s whereabouts in Sept. 1939.

Aug  3, New York City: Leonard Lopate Show, National Public Radio. Discussed new release of dvd of “Siege”(of Warsaw).

Aug  18, Brooklyn, NY: FM radio interview of above.

Sept 1, Warsaw, Poland: Laid flowers at statue of wartime mayor with present mayor; public ceremony, with TV  and press coverage.

Sept 1, Warsaw, Poland: World premier of “Korespondent Bryan” at Grand Opera House.  Introduced on stage with dignitaries.  TV interview. Reception.

Sept  3, Warsaw, Poland: Book signing at Institute of Public Memories for publication of new book “Siege of Warsaw in the photographs of Julien Bryan”.  “Occasional Speech” by Sam Bryan.  Interviews, reception and dinner.