Nine weeks of blood and glory
Warsaw Uprising of 1944 day by day.

September 7, 1944 - Thirty-eighth day of the Uprising

Name day: Regina, Melchior
Sunrise 6:13 am; sunset 7:27 pm; average air temperature: 19°C
Cloudy; Vistula river level: 79 cm

          Having captured Powiśle, the Germans launch a general attack on North Śródmieście. They plan to take the insurgent positions on New World Street in one go.
          The soldiers of the "Kiliński" and "Gustaw" battalions and the troops commanded by Major Włodzimierz Zawadzki "Bartkiewicz" withstand the German attacks and maintain their positions. The houses on the odd side of New World Street change hands a few times.
          Heavy fights are ongoing in the area of New World.

          The Germans carry out three subsequent attacks on Aleje Jerozolimskie from the direction of "Polonia" hotel and at the same time they storm Nowogrodzka, Widok and Chmielna Streets in an attempt to divide Warsaw into the north and south part. Napoleon's Square is bombarded.

          NThe enemy takes control over a very important junction - Marszałkowska and Aleje Jerozolimskie.
          They storm the barricade and the passage through Aleje Jerozolimskie and burst into a few buildings situated on the odd side of Aleje.

          Meanwhile the Germans keep attacking the insurgent positions on Królewska Street and Grzybowski Square and on Chmielna Street near Warsaw Central Railway Station.

          The commander of the Sub-district II of Żoliborz, Lieutenant Colonel Mieczysław Niedzielski "Żywiciel" ("Breadwinner"), introduces a curfew from 8:00 pm.

          The representatives of the Polish Red Cross, authorized by the civil authorities of the Uprising, hold negotiations with the German command to evacuate the old, sick and children from the city. The evacuation of the civil population is scheduled on 8 and 9 September from 12 pm to 2 pm.

edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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