|Evacuation of Polish Civilians|
A ceasefire was in effect today from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Over 8,000 Polish civilians under the watchful eyes of Polish and German Command, slowly made their way out of the city confines carrying their meager belongings.
The old, the sick, the lame, and women holding their infants, all trudged slowly through the rubble and debris. The destruction of the city has left the people of Warsaw awe-struck. Wearied souls make their way past buildings that have either been burned or that are still ablaze. One civilian commented that it seemed as though it were "one great wall of fire."
Many civilians who are too old or too sick had to be left behind. In several places along the procession there were many corpses lying in the streets.
|600mm German mortar|
The bombing destroyed the printing plant which had been publishing the famous Polish Information Bulletin. By dawn, the insurgents had to retreat from buildings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, and from the Police Department on Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street. Germans have taken up postions in the area of Swietokrzyska Street the Holy Cross Church and have captured almost the entire length of Warecka Street.
|Germans bombed intersection of Nowy Swiat and Warecka Street, Warsaw|
German troops have reached the area of the Main Post Office in Napoleon Square. Meanwhile a group of insurgents under the command of Major Wlodzimierz Zawadzki "Bartkiewicz"is still in control of Krolewska Street. All around German artillery attacks continue unabated. The crossing of Aleje Jerozolimskie is being hit very hard from Marszalkowka and Nowy Swiat Streets as Germans attempt to destroy the barricade that covers that provides cover for it. Meanwhile in the southern part of Srodmiescie enemy fire is being concentrated in the area of Hoza and Krucza Streets.
Powstanie Warszawskie (00:03:39m)Since the start of the Uprising there have been reports of widespread Soviet treachery against the Polish Home Army in eastern Soviet-occupied Poland. Russian troops have arrested many Polish soldiers and officers and have either imprisoned or executed them for trumped up charges. While German troops are systematically destroying Warsaw and its' inhabitants, Soviet armies are arresting and killing Polish military leaders in Poland's former eastern frontier.
|Col. Franciszek Studzinski|
Gold and platinum had been discovered there in the early 1930s and since then over a million people of those deported have perished on the way to the labor camp and from harsh conditions: overwork, starvation, malnutrition, mining accidents, exposure to the elements, murder at the hands of the guards, or by "criminal" prisoners. Escape is almost next to impossible because of the severe climate and the remote location. Escapees have often been hunted down by dogs and torn to shreds. Others who were captured were subjected to torture as punishment. Prisoners are not only Polish civilians and military, but other nationalities including Russians who are considered to be enemies of the state - men, women and children.
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