Day of CIVILIAN VICTIMS of the Warsaw Uprising

The second day of October has become the Civilian Victims of the Warsaw Uprising Commemoration Day by a decision of the Parliament in 2015. 2nd of October 1944 was the official capitulation date of the city. The fire ceased at 20.00 o'clock. The appropriate treaty has been signed in the night from the 2nd to the 3rd in Ożarów, a small town west of Warsaw.

 „Pakt über die Einstellung der Kriegshandlungen in Warschau" has been signed by SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Gen. Leutn. der Polizei von dem Bach. On the Polish side general Tadeusz Komorowski-Bór was represented by Kazimierz Iranek-Osmecki (nome de guerre Jarecki) and Zygmunt Dobrowolski (nome de guerre Zyndram). By this time already ca. 180000 civilians died as a result of the decision start the Warsaw Uprising.           

After the Uprising western part of Warsaw was left by 550000 citizens via so called Durchgangslager 121 (Dulag 121) in Pruszków. Refugees were dispersed all over the Generalgovernement remaining under German control or sent to various places of slave labour in Germany.

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