From: The SS and Police Fuehrer in the District of Warsaw
Warsaw, 12 May 1943.
Ref. No.: I ab/St/Gr-16 07-Journal No. 637/43 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 12 May 1943, start 0930
When the raiding parties combed out the area for remaining
dug-outs in which Jews were hiding, they succeeded in discover ing 30
dug-outs. 663 Jews were pulled out of them and 133 Jews were shot. The sum
total of Jews caught has arisen to 54,463.
Furthermore today the
units cordoning off the miniature Ghetto were reinforced and destroyed by
fire. Probably a considerable number of Jews perished in the flames, no
accurate information in this regard could be obtained since the fire was
still burning when darkness set in. One concrete building in the Prosta,
from which Jews had been removed, was heavily damaged by blowing-up
operations in order to make it impossible for the bandits to use it as a
It is noteworthy that the Poles, without having been
warned, took appropriate measures for protecting their window-panes, etc.,
before the blowing-up started.
The transports of Jews leaving here
will be directed to T.11 beginning today.
|Our strength: |
||Used in operation: |
||Engineering Em. Service
| Cordoning forces:
||1 /300 |