Nine weeks of blood and glory
Warsaw Uprising of 1944 day by day.
After signing the act of capitulation, there began the exodus of Warsaw defenders and inhabitants.
edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz Copyright © 2023 Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz. All rights reserved.
The insurgent troops marched off to the transit camp in Ożarów, and from there - to the prison transit camp in Lamsdorf (Łambinowice near Opole).
The civilian population was deported to the transit camp in Pruszków. From there, the majority of Warsaw inhabitants were directed to concentration camps or sent to forced labor in Germany. The rest of them was transported to various places in the territory of the General Government.
Some "Kedyw" soldiers together with their commander Lieutenant Colonel "Radosław" managed to slip out of the city under cover with the civilian population to continue their conspiratorial activity.
Two armed Polish cover companies were left in Warsaw with the task of keeping order during the execution of the capitulation resolutions. They stayed in the city until October 9, 1944. They were the last insurgents to leave Warsaw to be taken into captivity.
The deserted city was left in German hands for over 3 months. Special German units began to carry out Himmler's directive by systematic destruction of the rebellious capital of occupied Poland. Whole districts of buildings were blown up, others plundered and burnt down.
When the Soviet and the Polish People's Army soldiers were marching into Warsaw in January 1945, the city resembled a ghost town.
October 3, 1944 - 1 day after the Uprising
October 4, 1944 - 2 days after the Uprising
October 5, 1944 - 3 days after the Uprising
translated by: Beata Murzyn
edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
Copyright © 2023 Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz. All rights reserved.