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From: The SS and Police Fuehrer in the District of Warsaw

Warsaw, 9 May 1943.

Ref. No.: I ab/St/Gr-1607 Journal Nr. 625/43 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 9 May 1943, start 1000 hours.

The operation carried out today had the following result: The raiding parties at work today discovered 42 dug-outs. From these dug-outs we pulled out alive 1,037 Jews and bandits. In battle 319 bandits and Jews were shot, moreover an uncertain number were destroyed when the dug-outs were blown up. The block of buildings which formerly contained the "Transavia" concern was destroyed by fire; in this operation we again caught a number of Jews, although this block had been combed through several times.

Again we captured some pistols and hand grenades.
Our strength:
   Used in operation:
  German Police 4/103
    Security Police 2/12
    Engineers 3/67
    Waffen SS 13/547
Cordoning Forces: Day Night
  German Police 1/87 1/36
  Waffen SS 1/300
  Trawniki 160
  Polish Police 1/160 1/160
Our losses: None.  

The total of Jews caught up to date has risen to 51,313. Outside the former Ghetto 254 Jews and bandits were shot.

Termination of operation: 2100 hours, will be continued on 10 May 1943, 1000 hours.

The SS and Police Fuehrer

in the District of Warsaw.

Signed: Stroop

SS-Brigadefuehrer and Major general of Police.

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