File:Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 03.jpg

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German: Der Führer der Großaktion
The leader of the grand operation
Depicted people

right to left:

  1. Josef Blösche[1][2] holding MP.28,II
  2. Heinrich Klaustermeyer[1]
  3. Stroop's adiutant Karl Kaleske[3][4] or Erich Steidtmann [5][6]. The same soldier seems to be present in most images from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising featuring Stroop. He is always standing next to Stroop holding Suomi KP/-31 machine-gun:
Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - 26549.jpg: 1st from right
Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 03.jpg: 3rd from the right
Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - IPN39.jpg: 2nd from the right
Stroop Collection - Jürgen Stroop and other officers - 10.jpg: 1st from left
Stroop Collection - Jürgen Stroop and other officers - 09.jpg: 3rd from the left
Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - IPN20.jpg: 1st from left
Stroop Collection - Jürgen Stroop and other officers - 01.jpg: 5th from left
Stroop Collection - Jürgen Stroop and other officers - 08.jpg: 1st from right
  1. Jürgen Stroop[1]
  2. Unknown
  3. Stroop bodyguard? The same soldier seems to be present in many images from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising featuring Stroop. He is often standing next to Stroop holding Suomi KP/-31 machine-gun:
Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - 26549.jpg:4th from right
Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 03.jpg:6th from the right
Stroop Collection - Jürgen Stroop and other officers - 01.jpg:1st from left
Depicted place
English: Picture taken at Nowolipie street looking East, near intersection with Smocza street. On the left burning balcony of the townhouse Nowolipie 62, next to it ghetto wall.
Polski: Po lewej widać płonący balkon kamienicy Nowolipie 62 róg Smocza 2 i fragment muru getta. [7]
Date between 19 April 1943 and 16 May 1943
Photographer Unknown (Franz Konrad confessed to taking some of the photographs, the rest was probably taken by photographers from Propaganda Kompanie nr 689.[8][9])
Accession number Warsaw copy Nr.43, NARA copy Nr.43
  • Stanisław Piotrowski () Sprawozdanie Juergena Stroopa, Warsaw: Spółdzielnia Wydawnicza Książka, pp. s. 79 no ISBN
  • Jerzy Piorkowski () Miasto Nieujarzmione, Warsaw: Iskry, pp. 58 no ISBN
  • Kazimierz Moczarski; Zygmund Hübner (Artistic Director); Andrzej Wajda (Director) () Rozmowy z Katem, Warsaw: Teatr Powszechny w Warszawie no ISBN (program of theatrical production)
Other versions
Placement in the original document:
Warsaw copy page #40
NARA copy page #43

Camera location52° 14′ 30.48″ N, 20° 59′ 17.61″ E  Heading=45° Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo



Jürgen Stroop

Template:Stroop Report

Title German: Es gibt keinen jüdischen Wohnbezirk in Warschau mehr!
The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw is No More!


Deutsch: Niederschlagung des Aufstandes im Warschauer Ghetto. Foto von Jürgen Stroop in einem Bericht an Heinrich Himmler vom Mai 1943.
English: Stroop Report: a report written by Jürgen Stroop for Heinrich Himmler about liquidation of Warsaw Ghetto in May 1943.
Polski: Raport Stroopa: raport z maja 1943, napisany przez Jürgena Stroopa do Heinricha Himmlera na temat likwidacji getta warszawskiego.
עברית: דו"ח סטרופ, נכתב על ידי יורגן סטרופ להיינריך הימלר על דיכוי המרד בגטו ורשה במאי 1943
NARA copy:
Warsaw copy:
Accession number
  • Warsaw copy: Source Record ID: 238-IMT-1061PS-Box 21-22
  • NARA copy: Source Record ID: 4/202z-Inv.4498
Date May 1943
Dimensions Height: 30 cm (11.8 in); Width: 22 cm (8.6 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,30U174728;P2049,22U174728
Object history
  • 1943: Three leather bound albums were created for Heinrich Himmler, Friedrich Krueger and Jürgen Stroop, and one unbound file copy of the report (das Konzept) remained in Warsaw, in the care of Chief of Staff Jesuiter.[10]
  • 1945: According to statement given in 1945 by Stroop's adjutant Karl Kaleshke, to US authorities in Wiesbaden, he ordered Stroops copy of the report burnt with other secret documents in Burg Kranzberg.[8]
  • 1945: After the war only two of the four copies were discovered, those belonging to Himler and Jesuiter.[9] Himler's copy went to Seventh Army Intelligence Center (SAIC) and Jesuiter's to Military Intelligence Research Section (MIRS) in London.[8] Several sources stated that German Bundesarchiv also had a copy in Koblenz.[11][12][9] However, in reply to inquiries by Richard Raskin, Bundesarchiv stated that third copy of report was never in their possession.[10]
  • : Both copies were exhibited at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg in November 1945, sharing the document number 1061-PS, and used in the trial as “US Exhibit 275”.[10]
  • 1947: Both copies were used at International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg in the trial of Oswald Pohl as exhibit 503.
  • : Himler/SAIC copy of the Stroop report and Katzmann Report were handed over by Fred Niebergal, head of Office of Chief of Counsel for War Crimes – OCCWC, to Bernard Acht, head of Polish Military Mission in Nuremberg.[8]
  • 1948: Jesuiter/MIRS copy of the report went to National Archives (NARA) in Washington, D.C., where it remains.[10]
  • : The Warsaw (Himler/SAIC) copy of the report was used in Jürgen Stroop trial at Warsaw Criminal District Court,[9] and transferred afterwards to KC PZPR archive.[8]
  • 1952: The Warsaw copy is transferred to "Główna Komisja Badania Zbrodni Hitlerowskich w Polsce" and it successor Instytut Pamięci Narodowej – Komisja Ścigania Zbrodni przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu where it remains. [8]

Text of the report and the photographs can be found at:



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  1. A Report on the Duty Journey through Poland from the 4th –16th May 1943 by SS Sturmbannfuhrer Albert Franke Gricksch
  3. Axis History Forum

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