Today again some concrete buildings in which the bandits
find refuge time and again were blown up by the engineers.
In order to force the bandits in the sewers to come to the surface, 183 sewer entrances were opened at 1500 hours, and smokecandles were lowered into them at an ordered x-time, thereupon the bandits, seeking escape from what they supposed to be poison gas, crowded together in the center of the former Ghetto, and we were able to pull them out of the sewer entrances there.
I shall come to a decision after tomorrow's operations regarding termination of the action.
Today SS-Gruppenfuehrer and Lieutenant General of Waffen-SS von Horff was present during the operations.
|Used in operation:|
|Engineering Em. Serv||1/6|
|Our losses: 5 wounded, 4 Waffen SS, 1 Police|
A total of 398 Jews were caught today,
furthermore 154 Jews and bandits were shot in battle. The total of the
Jews caught has risen to 55,731.
Booty: rifles, pistols and ammunition. Further, a number of incendiary bottles (Molotov cocktails).
Termination of action; 2155 hours, will be continued on 15 May 1943. Start 0900 hours.
The SS and Police Fuehrer
in the District of Warsaw.
SS-Brigadefuehrer and Major general of Police.