Friday, October 1, 2021

Warsaw Uprising Calendar: September 30 - October 2: capitulation talks

September 30 

- The President of the Republic of Poland in exile, Władysław Raczkiewicz, dismissed General Sosnkowski from the position of the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces and appointed General Komorowski "Bora" to this position. 

- For suppressing the uprising, Adolf Hitler awarded the commanders of German troops in Warsaw with high military decorations: General von dem Bach-Zelewski and SS-Oberfuehrer Dirlenwanger received Knight's Crosses of the Iron Cross, and General Reinefarth - Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. 

- Capitulation of 1,490 Home Army units in Żoliborz.

October 1

- Gen. Komorowski "Bór" announced the commencement of capitulation talks with Germany on October 2.

October 2

- In the headquarters of General von dem Bach-Zelewski in Ożarów, representatives of the Home Army Headquarters signed the "Agreement to cease military operations in Warsaw" providing for the cessation of the fight at 21.00 Warsaw time.

- A liaison commission was launched (its executive body was the so-called shield battalion composed of Home Army soldiers), whose main purpose was to maintain order in the city and to secure the evacuation of insurgents and civilians.