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Operation Bürkl

Operation Bürkl
Part of Occupation of Poland (1939–1945)
Date September 7, 1943
Location Warsaw, occupied Poland

Polish resistance victory

Execution of 20 prisoners
Directorate of Sabotage and Diversion of the AK SS
Commanders and leaders
Jerzy Zborowski Franz Bürkl 
5 Unknown
Casualties and losses
None 8 killed

Operation Bürkl (operacja Bürkl), or the special combat action Bürkl (specjalna akcja bojowa Bürkl), was an operation by the Polish resistance conducted on September 7, 1943. It was the second action of Operation Heads, a series of assassinations of notorious SS officers in Warsaw carried out by the Kedyw's special group Agat ("Anti-Gestapo") between 1943 and 1944, and their first success.

The goal of the operation was to "liquidate" Szare Szeregi. Bürkl and seven other German policemen were killed in the 90-second shoot-out. While the operation resulted in no losses for the resistance, the Nazis killed 20 inmates of Pawiak in a public execution in reprisal.

See also

External links

  • (Polish) Specjalna operacja bojowa Bürkl
  • (Polish) Specjalna operacja bojowa Bürkl (a different article)

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