From: The SS and Police Fuehrer in the District of Warsaw
Warsaw, 11 May 1943.
Ref. No.: I ab/St/Gr-16 07 Journal Nr. 629/43 secret.
Re: Large-scale Ghetto operation.
To: The Higher SS and Police Fuehrer East, SS-Obergruppen- fuehrer and General
of Police Krüger or deputy.
Progress of large-scale operation on 11 May 1943, start 0930
The scouting parties sent out last night again reported
that there must still be some Jews within the dug-outs, since some Jews
were seen in the ruined streets. The scouting parties shot 12 Jews. On the
basis of these reports, today I again formed raiding parties who in
combing-out operations discovered, captured, and destroyed a total of 47
dug-outs. Today again we caught some Jews who had taken refuge in ruins
which were still protected by a roof. The Jews and bandits are still
seeking this new refuge, because staying in the dug-outs has become
unbearable. One dug-out was discovered which contained about 12 rooms
equipped with plumbing, running water, and separate bathrooms for men and
women. Considerable amounts of food were captured or secured, in order to
make it more and more difficult for them to get necessary food. A total of 931 Jews and
bandits were caught. 53 bandits were shot. More of them perished when
dug-outs were blown up and when a small block of buildings was destroyed
by fire. The total of Jews caught up to date has risen to 53,667. We
captured several pistols, hand grenades, and ammunition.
not been able to smoke out the sewers systematically once more, since we
are short of smoke-candles. "OFK" is ready to provide new smoke-candles.
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